Wimbley’s job is safe, Munchak says

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    Defensive end Kamerion Wimbley’s base salary this season is $4 million and the Titans plan to reduce his playing time.

    Might those factors mean the eighth-year pro is a candidate to be cut?

    No, coach Mike Munchak said on Friday: “I think Kam would be with us for sure.”

    Wimbley lost his starting role from last season when the Titans decided to change their approach, using bigger defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (6-8, 298) to help stop the run.

    Wimbley (6-4, 258) played sparingly in the preseason — 17 snaps against Washington, 21 against Cincinnati and Atlanta, and 26 against Minnesota.

    Munchak still sees Wimbley, who signed a five-year, $35 million contract last year, playing a significant role.

    “Once you get into nickel and some other packages — some packages we haven’t been using, and haven’t been doing all the things we’re going to do — he’ll show up in areas,” Munchak said. “We’ll get his play count to where it should be.”

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  2. LANGSTER

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    Bottom line is he is still our best pass rusher which speaks volumes
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  3. Titan43

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    I think Wimbley could thrive as a 'pass rush specialist' 3rd and longs, or if we have a lead, let him just pin his ears back and go after the QB ... but when it comes to stopping the rusher, forget about it.
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    who says he is our best pass rusher?

    I can think of two that are leaps and bounds above him
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  5. LANGSTER

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    he has a lot of career sacks and name me who has more on this team?
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    Not morgan or that big guy from kc, ayers has his place but is linebacker just like c.w. better suited to 34 not 43
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  7. Scarecrow

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    Career sacks don't mean jack.
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    Wimbley isn't worth his contract but keeping him is a no brainer. I mean who are you going to keep as a pass rushing DE in his place?

    One of the things they should have done IMO is basically play Wimbley some at SOLB instead of trying that with Solomon. Maybe Wimbley could be a back up to Ayers and they both would make nice OLBs if we ran some 3-4. Ayers and Wimbley are both nickel DEs so they play the same position anyway. And Wimbley has been an OLB before.
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    You guys know that we have already given him a $9M SB right? That's a $1.8M cap hit for 5 years no matter what!

    To cut him now means we paid $1.5M a sack last year.

    We have to get more out of that $9M SB! We have to get something for that investment!

    Next year it becomes dicier when his salary goes up to $6M but cutting a guy over a $4M salary would be beyond retarded!
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    First who ever wanted Wippy in the first place should be fired!!!
    I looked at the whole year he played with oakland the year before we got him AND he did nothing!!!! He has no moves!!!!
    Hope im wrong, maybe with less plays he will do better!!! ;-(
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