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Monday, April 7, 2014
Wimbley, Titans in position for win-win
By Paul Kuharsky
got a very generous contract from the Titans in 2012 -- a five-year, $35 million deal that included 13.5 million guaranteed.
In two largely unproductive years miscast as an end in the team’s 4-3, he collected $15.5 million.
He was scheduled for base salaries of $6 million this year, $6.5 million in 2015 and $7 million in 2016.
The Titans new regime, which will run a base 3-4, wanted to keep him. But a that $6 million base salary it wasn’t going to happen.
Wimbley agreed to a reduced three year contract that Adam Schefter and Adam Kaplan report is worth up to $9 million.
I think Wimbley is primed to return to form from earlier in his career playing as an outside linebacker who will have some advantages getting out into space.
Both sides can look smart for finding a way to stay together.