Wilson axed in order to pay Nnamdi

The ever swinging pendulum that is Al Davis has once again swung across the bay taking the innocent lives of Raider players in his wake. wilson

One day after making Nnamdi Asomugha the highest paid defensive back in the history of the NFL, and yours truly proclaimed that the Raider Rebirth was in effect, the fallout is under way. As it turns out the rebirth is looking more like it’s a stillborn instead.

The official website of the Oakland Raiders has just informed the world that they’re parting ways with Ronald Curry, Kalimba Edwards and Gibril Wilson.

Curry’s departure is about as much a shock as Pacman Jones getting arrested since it had been rumored for sometime now, but parting ways with Wilson is a gut punch.

Just a year ago Wilson returned to  the Bay Area, where he played high school ball in San Jose, to become a Raider. He was given a six year deal and played as well as you could ask for a safety that is constantly having to clean up the mess that the front 7 was unable to take care of.

This move has once again left Raider fans scratching their heads and wondering aloud if this is a calculated move or just another knee jerk reaction by Al Davis who must have suddenly realized that there’s not enough money in the bank to make payroll.

The economic slow down has finally hit Oakland and Gibril Wilson is the first casualty. I can only hope this is some great move to rework his contract and save cap space.

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  • Al X

    Wow!!! The release of Wilson was a huge surprise. Especially since it really didn’t free up that much cap space (a little over 1 million). Do you think Tyvon Branch will be able to fill this hole??? Releasing Lame Harris would’ve made more sense. Do you think he is still here because he is willing to renegotiate whereas Wilson was not???

  • Chris Shellcroft

    Yeah, big shock! All in all I think that we only saved around $6 mil with these cuts. Looks like we’ve going to bet on Huff stepping up (gulp) and Branch (if healthy) will be the new starter. I’m sure that they asked Gibril to take a cut and he was unwilling, as he should be after one year of a 6 year deal. I think Harris will be gone…well…I hope.