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Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

Posted on: March 14, 2010 6:39 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2010 6:47 pm
 

The Cleveland Browns have pulled off their second deal Sunday, trading away linebacker Kamerion Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick in this year's draft, sources told me.

Wimbley was a productive player for the Browns, but even though he led the team in sacks (6.5) last season he never played up to his rookie year (2006) when he produced a team-high 11. Plus, with the club stockpiling players at outside linebacker he became expendable -- particulary with his contract expiring after next season.

The Browns must have figured they couldn't re-sign him ... or would have trouble re-signing him ... and took the path of least resistance, getting something for him now while they could.

With the draft as deep as it is this year the move makes sense.

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Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2010 11:28 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

I love how so many got their panties in a twist because I said raiders since I was thinking about the trade and not just the division. Obviously I did mean the cardinals but was also thinking about the trade.

I do not think this is a terrible trade as a 3rd rounder could be very serviceable. I think the Quinn trade was a little too low of return since the little potential Quinn has could make that trade a steal.



Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2010 11:03 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

And here I thought that Kokinis (secretly Mangini) was cleaning house last year.  Not really sure about some of these moves, but if this causes the team to get better then it is worth it.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2010 10:29 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

SO sorry beg to differ as more and more players on a team are signed and or drafted by Mike the teams get  proggresivly  worse. Check the stats they dont lie. And  look at Seattle when he left they had a nowhere team going their fast.



Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:31 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

Holmgren was fired as the Seahawks GM after the 2002 season.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:31 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

Browns have stockpiled 3rd round draft choices. Look for one of those picks to be a Qb and I wouldn't put it past them to make it McCoy if he falls into the beginning of rd3 or possiblt Time Tebow. Really not a lot of risk with a 3rd round. Doubt McCoy will be around, but who knows. Tebow on the other hand, we definitely be there for the 69th pick in the draft or the 71st (I believe these are 2 of are picks)



Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:30 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

Just for the record...The Raiders have NEVER been in the NFC West :)



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:27 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder


only reason that team will be a wild card team is gonna be because of the defensive coach with all the hair
me and my friends calling him 'zeus'

hes gonna have that d straight in no time...
offense just needs to iron out that qb situation and if it aint happenin..put cribbs back there.
peace.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:09 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

He failed with the Seahawks? How so when he helped build them to a contender and even reached the Superbowl with them? Please tell me how good the Seahawks were before him? Yeah...that's what I figured. I'm not even a Browns fan but trying to act like Holmgren hasn't been successful in this league is a stretch.



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:48 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

I wouldn't say Holmgren failed. But lets, for the sake of your argument, say he did. What difference does it make if he did fail in Seattle. That's Seattle and this Cleveland...two completely different teams and scenarios. Here in Cleveland, remember, he has a GM in Tom Heckert. Everyone seems to think that Holmgren is the one pushing all the buttons and making all the decisions. It very well may be Holmgren, but it may be Heckert or both making these decisions. Regardless, even if Holmgren failed, as you say he did, this is a different time, a different team, and a different scenario for him now.

GO BROWNS!!!



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:46 pm
 

Browns unload Wimbley for third-rounder

Is it just me, or are the Raiders very quietly making lots of intelligent, small moves to improve this off-season?  Subtracting dead salaries, clearing aging/slowing players off the roster to get reps for the young guys, adding a few quality (if not all-star) starters... they've resisted the urge to overpay the big guys, but they have improved all the same.  It'll be fascinating to see how they handle the draft.  And of course hope they have the good sense to keep Russell on the bench.


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