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Titans agree to deal with former Raiders LB Kamerion Wimbley

  • By Associated Press
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With their attention back to addressing their biggest need going into free agency, the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with Kamerion Wimbley on Tuesday.

Though he played linebacker the past two seasons at Oakland, he'll be switching back to defensive end in Tennessee where the Titans want a better pass rush.

Terms of Tuesday's deal were not announced.

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"Kamerion is very excited to become a Titan," his agent, Joe Linda, wrote in an email to The Associated Press. "He cancelled two other trips and was really impressed with Coach (Mike) Munchak."

The 6-foot-4 Wimbley, released by Oakland on March 16, has 42.5 career sacks. He had been only one year into a $48 million, five-year deal when released by Oakland to avoid a $4.5 million roster bonus due Sunday with $13 million more in guaranteed money.

"Kamerion has been a very productive player in this league and is a good pro," Munchak said. "On passing downs over the last few years, he has played with his hand down in Oakland and he will playing full-time at defensive end for us. I feel like he is coming into the best years of his career and his skills will help us pressure the passer."

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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