Oakland Raiders’ 2012 Draft Wish List No. 8: LB Miles Burris

The last few days have been so confusing regarding Oakland Raiders' outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley. After numerous rumors and speculations, the gist of the entire story is that the Raiders will release Wimbley if he refuses to take a pay cut (according to NFL.com's Jason LaConfora), which is very likely to happen. ESPN.com's Bill Williamson says Wimbley will not take a pay cut and expects him to be released.

First off, I'd just like to say I'm very upset over this. I know that football is a game and loyalty is hard to come by nowadays, but Wimbley was considered a first-round bust that no one cared about anymore. Al Davis (doing what he does best) took Wimbley in, gave him a chance to redeem himself and rewarded him with a new contract.  

How does Wimbley repay the late Al Davis? He has the type of season that made him forgotten on the Browns team in the first place. Now he puts the Raiders in a tight spot that makes them either pay him $6.5 million to play on a different team, or keep him and have his massive contract become a burden for future years to come.  

But alas, the NFL is a business and things like this happen all the time. What do I suggest? Cut him loose. If he demands such a contract for such mediocre play, he can do that somewhere else while the Raiders draft someone else to fill his 40 million dollar shoes.  

With such limited picks, it's hard to find someone who can do the job Wimbley did. He is, without a doubt, a great player that is certainly hard to replace. But I'm sure you knew I wouldn't be writing this article if I hadn't found some players who could provide the same impact.

As usual, I'd like to educate you all on more than just one player. I found two great players who should be around when it's time for the Raiders to draft.  

The first is Demario Davis of Arkansas State. Davis had a good season and a really good combine. He ...

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