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Raiders tag Seymour

The Oakland Raiders have applied the franchise tag to defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

Ron Borges of the Boston Herald is reporting that the Raiders slapped Seymour with the tag — which comes with an offer of a one-year guaranteed contract worth $12.398 million — while the team and Seymour continue negotiations on a long-term deal.

Seymour said he would be “happy to stay with the Raiders and be a part of bringing them back to the playoffs.”

The Raiders acquired Seymour in a trade with the Patriots just before the start of the 2009 season. Not wanting to lose a player who cost them their 2011 first-round draft pick after just one season, the Raiders were widely expected to put the franchise tag on him if they couldn’t sign him to a long-term deal.

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  1. Rob Hib says: Feb 24, 2010 2:46 PM

    Seymour said that they would be in the playoffs last year..
    Now the Raiders have an overpaid kicker and defensive lineman..

  2. DatSkinzDude21 says: Feb 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    Smart Move…trade away your 2011 first round pick (which will be a top 10 pick). This gives Brady two-first rd picks and possibility another weapon to win another Super Bowl. Nice!

  3. raybin says: Feb 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    Eh, no biggie. This is just to be sure he can’t walk while negotiations are ongoing. Al will open the checkbook. He always does.
    If we won’t take the Raiders’ last, best offer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him included as part of a trade package to Detroit or Tampa in order to move up and grab a guy like Suh or McCoy.

  4. Igottz5onit says: Feb 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    When did the Raiders start making good decisions?

  5. Reasonable says: Feb 24, 2010 2:50 PM

    Poor guy. He desirved better than this. Oh well, I’ll feel better next year (as a Pats fan) when we are picking inside the top 10. Good luck Sey.

  6. Richm2256 says: Feb 24, 2010 2:53 PM

    So for all the morons who thought the Raiders would see Seymour walk away after one season …… Told Ya So! Everyone with half a clue knew this would happen.
    And for all his griping about leaving New England and hating it in Oakland, Seymour has both embraced the inevitible (franchise tagging) and once again sold his soul out for the almighty dollar by even taking part in a long-term contract negotiation, rather than take the 12 mil and walking away next year.
    Seymour is the biggest whore in the NFL and is more beholden to the money than his desire to play somewhere more, er, “functional”. How much IS enough, Richard?
    Maybe they’ll pay him extra if he agrees to bring Hanson’s lunch to him? (Can’t trust JaFattass to do it, Hanson will never see a bite of it. Then again, that’s another way to get rid of him; starve him out!)

  7. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Feb 24, 2010 2:53 PM

    Hopefully they still get him signed to a long-term deal soon. But, I’m pretty happy about this. Now we just need to get Bruce taken care of.

  8. tango says: Feb 24, 2010 2:55 PM

    Pretty sad when you have to ” tag ” a guy like Seymour who is a very good player but clearly on the downside. Kind of like taking you Mom to the prom but what else can you expect from dead Al and idiot Herrera

  9. JakeDSnake says: Feb 24, 2010 2:56 PM

    I Seymour losing in Oaktown, that’s what I see…
    Too bad Seymour and Marion Butts didn’t play for the Patriots at the same time. Though Seymour did play with Sam Gash.

  10. INVAIDUH says: Feb 24, 2010 2:59 PM

    Hauuuge surprise.

  11. dogma1 says: Feb 24, 2010 3:01 PM

    Now they will trade him for a 2nd round pick.

  12. JJCheesehead says: Feb 24, 2010 3:02 PM

    the answer to when the raiders will start making good decisions is whenever al davis dies. sad but true story.
    this guy’s dead body will be trying to crawl out of the grave to make decisions for the raiders. i wonder how you can work for a guy like that? i totally understand why lane kiffin did all he could to be fired.

  13. thoroughbred_30 says: Feb 24, 2010 3:03 PM

    Well how about the Raiders just avoid picking in the top 10.
    Find a way to get Seymour a long-term deal.
    Re-sign a couple free agents (Gradkowski/Howard)
    and draft correctly.
    Will it happen?? I guarantee at least 1 out of the 4

  14. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 24, 2010 3:08 PM

    He’s happy to tow the line as long as he’s getting that $12 million paycheck.

  15. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 24, 2010 3:09 PM

    “Reasonable says:
    February 24, 2010 2:50 PM
    Poor guy. He desirved better than this. Oh well, I’ll feel better next year (as a Pats fan) when we are picking inside the top 10. Good luck Sey.”
    Are you kidding me? He’s getting $12 million to stay. He deserves better? What a joke.

  16. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 24, 2010 3:15 PM

    Hate on, haters.
    We’ll see where the Raiders AND the Pats are when the dust settles on next season.

  17. fatso says: Feb 24, 2010 3:19 PM

    This assures that seymour will see more L’s than W’s next year

  18. RFM says: Feb 24, 2010 3:34 PM

    The lockout, if it gets that far in 2011, will occur after the college draft. Makes me wonder just how valuable that former 1st round pick of the Raiders really will be. Many underclassmen will likely stick around another year in college and wait for the 2012 draft. How many in the top 10 or 15 will actually get signed if there’s going to be a lockout anyway and no player–veteran or rookie–gets paid? Seems to me if a rookie is drafted high in the first round of 2011, he just might hold out and re-enter the 2012 draft–and get paid.

  19. tj.52 says: Feb 24, 2010 3:42 PM

    Notice how Ron “gorgeous” Borges only gets comments and quotes from former Patriots players and not current ones.
    It’s because he’s a Patroit-hating douchebag and no current players will speak with him.

  20. jallen69 says: Feb 24, 2010 3:42 PM

    “Poor guy. He desirved better than this. Oh well, I’ll feel better next year (as a Pats fan) when we are picking inside the top 10. Good luck Sey.”
    12 mil, not a poor guy at all

  21. RayDaMayor says: Feb 24, 2010 3:48 PM

    “Big deal….I tagged Seymours wife.”
    Tiger Woods

  22. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 24, 2010 3:52 PM

    Seymour said that they would be in the playoffs last year..
    Now the Raiders have an overpaid kicker and defensive lineman..
    Seymour has also said the Raiders will repeat this season.

  23. facelessman says: Feb 24, 2010 3:54 PM

    Seymour said he would be “happy to stay with the Raiders and be a part of bringing them back to the playoffs.”
    The Raiders then reiterated they just want him to be happy to be with the Raiders, however their goal is certainly not making the playoffs

  24. hizzle1281 says: Feb 24, 2010 4:00 PM

    Seymour Dick

  25. Raiderjefe says: Feb 24, 2010 4:02 PM

    @ RFM-
    If there is a lockout, then there will definitely be a Rookie Wage Scale. So if they hold out, they probably will not get paid.
    That said, they gotta get a deal in place. If for nothing else, just so I dont have to rely completely on PFT for a life!!!

  26. John El Way says: Feb 24, 2010 4:04 PM

    just wait?…….8 years and still waiting, Gayders suck

  27. Grimmlock42 says: Feb 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    It’s never a good thing when you apply the francise tag on a player. It’s like the warden denying probation to the inmate. This could get ugly.

  28. goJags says: Feb 24, 2010 4:10 PM

    I wish raiders do really well this year not because I like the raiders becoz i don’t want them to draft early and cough up an early draft pick to the patsys.

  29. Bell63 says: Feb 24, 2010 4:15 PM

    # RayDaMayor says: February 24, 2010 3:48 PM
    “Big deal….I tagged Seymours wife.”
    Tiger Woods
    Impossible – Seymour’s wife is black.

  30. RAIDERFLYY says: Feb 24, 2010 4:30 PM

    Guess who’s coming to dinner,……can I have some
    J Peppers on my steak?
    come on big Al open the check book and sign Peppers.
    RAIDERFLYY OUT!!!!!!

  31. RFM says: Feb 24, 2010 4:37 PM

    @ RaiderJefe
    So I suppose the question for the rookie would come down to if he wants to sign and not get paid for the first year of his six-year contract or if he wants to get paid for all six years (if he lasts that long) by signing in 2012.
    The upside to signing a 2011 contract is he’ll get to FA quicker than waiting for 2012.
    If a kid gets picked by a team he doesn’t feel is the best fit for him, why not sit out the year and re-enter in 2012? That said, did crotchety ole Al actually have the foresight to dodge this problem before it surfaced and get some actual value for an otherwise unusable draft pick? Hmm….

  32. encinitasraider says: Feb 24, 2010 4:45 PM

    all Raider haters suck it…

  33. raiderrob21 says: Feb 24, 2010 5:00 PM

    Excellent move. A no Brainer

  34. tatum32 says: Feb 24, 2010 5:02 PM

    # DatSkinzDude21 says: February 24, 2010 2:the 49 PM
    Smart Move…trade away your 2011 first round pick (which will be a top 10 pick). This gives Brady two-first rd picks and possibility another weapon to win another Super Bowl. Nice!
    Yeah, what happened against the Ravens in the playoffs?
    nice!

  35. Raiderjefe says: Feb 24, 2010 5:27 PM

    @ RFM
    That is one thing about Al, he knows the loopholes, and exploits them. That is why he has winning legal record against the league.
    At one point Al said he still owned the rights for a team residing in L.A. I imagine he was correct, and either the rights are about to expire, or someone is willing to buy him out to put a team there. Just seemed too long for another team not to move there after the Raiders went back home to Oaktown.

  36. BOW2RAIDERS says: Feb 24, 2010 5:39 PM

    TO PHILLYCHEESECAKE, NICE TO SEE THAT YOU’RE A RAIDERS FAN SINCE YOU SEEM TO BE IN ALL OF THE RAIDERS TAGS . CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM THE TEAM THAT
    WOOPED ON YOUR CHICKENS LAST SEASON.

  37. Peoples Champ says: Feb 24, 2010 5:41 PM

    “happy to stay with the Raiders and be a part of bringing them back to the playoffs.”
    What a joke. LOL

  38. Legend says: Feb 24, 2010 5:41 PM

    “Duh… Al Davis is so stoopid. Seymour will walk away after the final year of his contract. He just wasted a 1st round pick.”
    Idiots…

  39. prophet of the light says: Feb 24, 2010 5:54 PM

    Rob_hib, you forgot their over-paid CB and QB.
    (I like ASO, but he’s not worth QB money)

  40. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 24, 2010 5:56 PM

    Al will be taking the Raiders to Los Angeles.

  41. Raider B says: Feb 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Phillyeagleschamps?
    LMFAO! you call your self a champ? Thats funny. Kiss the rings bitch

  42. Ray Guy says: Feb 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    Have you non-Raider fans been paying attention? This is the greatest move old Al has left.
    Do we really need another 35 million dollar first round draft pick track star/athlete with no football brain? NO!
    So, I’m glad to have Seymour at a paltry 12 mil. Al would have just blown the first round pick anyway.
    Thank God we traded that pick to the Pats. Watching draft day in 2011 may almost be palatable.

  43. PGHDON says: Feb 24, 2010 8:45 PM

    Oh yeaah he’s real happy to be a Raider. Who wouldn’t be? EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. 1nationraidernation says: Feb 24, 2010 10:31 PM

    well for all the raider haters out there, at least he is getting paid the way the Pat’s should have paid him years ago. Randy Moss is right…Pat’s don’t pay and they backstab their players. All these east coast bias blogs who have their nose so far up the Pats colons say one thing, but all the players are beginning to spread the word amongst themselves. Kraft is cheap, and Billidick is a tool.

  45. Raider B says: Feb 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    “The Raiders have designated me as a franchise player,” Seymour said in a text message to NFL Network/NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora. “This is the first step in the process. My agent, Eugene Parker, Mr. Al Davis, and I will continue to discuss my long term future with the organization.”
    Richard Seymour courtesy of real reporters from
    http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/02/24/raiders-place-franchise-tag-on-de-seymour/

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