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Raiders franchise tag Kamerion Wimbley

Updated: February 24, 2011, 7:45 PM ET
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders used the franchise tag Thursday to keep linebacker Kamerion Wimbley under contract for 2012.

The team also reached a long-term deal with cornerback Stanford Routt and an agreement with defensive tackle John Henderson on a two-year, $8 million contract, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Raiders originally hoped to use a $3.5 million buyback option to keep Wimbley under contract for next season for just over $4 million.

But Wimbley's ...

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