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.

45 responses to “Raiders tag Seymour

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

  2. 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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!)

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. “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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. “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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. @ 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!!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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!!!!!!

  23. @ 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….

  24. # 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!

  25. @ 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.

  26. 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.

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

  28. “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…

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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