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Oakland Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley (96) sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) in the first quarter at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept.19, 2010. (Nhat V. Meyer/Mercury News)

The Raiders on Thursday locked up linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and cornerback Stanford Routt for at least one more season at a cost of more than $30 million.

Routt, 27, received a three-year contract extension that guarantees him $20 million the first two years and potentially is worth $31.5 million overall. He earned slightly more than $3 million last season.

Wimbley was designated the Raiders' franchise tag player, which is worth $10.151 million for 2011, or the average salary of the five highest-paid linebackers in 2010. He led the Raiders in sacks last season, his first with the Raiders.

Teams had until 1 p.m. Thursday to use the franchise tag. The Raiders were forced to use it on Wimbley because of an NFL rule that voided the $3.5 million buyback option that was in Wimbley's original contract that he signed with the Cleveland Browns.

The Raiders did not confirm either move. However, two people familiar with the negotiations said the Raiders executed both transactions.



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