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Another franchise tag likely coming for Richard Seymour

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Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour played the 2010 season for over $12 million on a one-year franchise tag. According to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, Seymour can expect the same designation in 2011, but with a sizable raise.

Writes McDonald, “It’s looking like the Raiders have every intention” of tagging Seymour for a second straight season.

Per usual CBA rules, doing so would raise Seymour’s salary 20 percent, or to roughly $14.9 million. So including last year’s tender, he’d essentially end up with a two-year deal worth upwards of $28 million. And it’s all guaranteed.

Whether or not the franchise tag should be allowed is a subject of contention between the owners and NFLPA, but for now the Raiders plan on it being available.

Seymour, 31, racked up 5.5 sacks and 48 tackles, and recovered a fumble in 13 starts this past season after moving from left defensive end to “three technique” defensive tackle. He made his sixth career Pro Bowl.

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33 Responses to “Another franchise tag likely coming for Richard Seymour”
  1. thegreenviking says: Feb 3, 2011 9:43 PM

    I’d take it.

  2. immortaljunk says: Feb 3, 2011 9:44 PM

    He’s not hurtin…..

  3. commoncents says: Feb 3, 2011 9:44 PM

    Pay the man…so he can come home to NE next year.

  4. p4hbiz says: Feb 3, 2011 9:47 PM

    Go Raiders!!

  5. jc1958coo says: Feb 3, 2011 9:49 PM

    thats it tag them and lock them out! no CBA no tag ! like lombardi said ” what the he!! is going on out there” , this is getting comical

  6. picksix401 says: Feb 3, 2011 9:50 PM

    as a patriots fan i really really miss seymour.. this guy is beast and i wish him the best

  7. mannynh says: Feb 3, 2011 10:00 PM

    Good for Seymour! Thats good money and worth it for playing in Oakland. and Al “Monty Burns” Davis will probably sign him next year to a 5 year /$50 million dollar deal. He really is a good player though.

    signed,

    Pats fan

  8. kelvinmchale says: Feb 3, 2011 10:03 PM

    He was one of three Patriots that were held on the play that resulted in David Tyree’s miracle helmet catch in the 2008 Super Bowl. The officials didn’t have the balls to call it. The Giants cheated.

  9. radrntn says: Feb 3, 2011 10:06 PM

    where the raiders made the mistake is where they played seymour his first year. he played from what i can recall 100% at DT this past year, while his first year he bounced between DE, and DT, but played more snaps as a DE.

    To franchise a DT is only about 7 million, while a DE is now around 13 million.. the old cba said it does not matter if you move positions, such as CB to safety, you get paid on what you were first franchised as. That however could be another thing the owners are looking at in the new cba as well……

  10. joyjoy69 says: Feb 3, 2011 10:07 PM

    Is that part of the new math your generations was taught, or were you rounding off numbers? 20% of $12 million is $2.4 million, so a 20% raise would make a salary of $14.4 million. Further, adding that to the $12 million salary would make a 2-year total of $26.4 million. So, how do you figure a $14.9 million salary? For that matter, adding $14.9 million to $12 million is $26.9 million. So how did you figure $28 million?! So, you gave him $1.6 million dollar raise, or at least $1.1 million if your first total was correct.

    It’s funny how easily we can make such a huge error. $1 million may not seem like a lot in the NFL, but it’s more than 10 years salary for me. I wouldn’t mind if my boss made such an error!

  11. smacklayer says: Feb 3, 2011 10:18 PM

    How will he pay for health insurance or put his kids through college? I think I would strike too if that is all was making. Stay tough Richard, you’ll make it through it.

  12. richm2256 says: Feb 3, 2011 10:26 PM

    Wasn’t he the guy who was pissed about getting sent to Oakland and was heading out of town first chance he got……….

    Congrats to Seymour for making it to the Pro Bowl none the less.

  13. randomcommenter says: Feb 3, 2011 10:33 PM

    i remember when all the pats fans and the media declared how the Pats ripped off the raiders in the trade.

    the fact is, it was a horrible trade for the Pats. They gave away one of the best defensive players in the game without having an adequate replacement for him. The Pats have zero pass rush, and it may have cost them a Super Bowl this season

  14. corfal says: Feb 3, 2011 10:50 PM

    joyjoy69 calm down.

    Seymour’s 2010 salary was $12.398M. 120% of that equals $14.88M (14.9M). Added together you get $27.3M.

    The article says “worth upwards of $28 million” … upwards meaning rounding up. As in from 27.3 to a round 28.

  15. joetoronto says: Feb 3, 2011 10:54 PM

    picksix401 says: Feb 3, 2011 9:50 PM

    as a patriots fan i really really miss seymour.. this guy is beast and i wish him the best
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    Wow, it’s nice to see that not ALL Pats fans are arrogant a-holes. Props to you.

    Seymour brings so much more to the table than stats, he’s been an awesome addition to a very young defense.

  16. flboyindallas says: Feb 3, 2011 11:19 PM

    joyjoy69 says:

    Is that part of the new math your generations was taught, or were you rounding off numbers? 20% of $12 million is $2.4 million, so a 20% raise would make a salary of $14.4 million. Further, adding that to the $12 million salary would make a 2-year total of $26.4 million. So, how do you figure a $14.9 million salary? For that matter, adding $14.9 million to $12 million is $26.9 million. So how did you figure $28 million?! So, you gave him $1.6 million dollar raise, or at least $1.1 million if your first total was correct.

    It’s funny how easily we can make such a huge error. $1 million may not seem like a lot in the NFL, but it’s more than 10 years salary for me. I wouldn’t mind if my boss made such an error!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Um…you might want to read the article again. He said, “OVER $12 million.” From that point forward your entire criticism is faulty. Nice job. Do the math again, genius, using basic deductive reasoning skills, and you’ll see last year’s salary must’ve been $12.4 million…which certainly qualifies as “over $12 million.”

  17. Deb says: Feb 3, 2011 11:26 PM

    Hope they smack him in the face with it ;)

  18. badcallsfootball says: Feb 3, 2011 11:36 PM

    smacklayer says: Feb 3, 2011 10:18 PM

    How will he pay for health insurance or put his kids through college? I think I would strike too if that is all was making. Stay tough Richard, you’ll make it through it.

    You need to educate yourself on the labor situation in the NFL. The players have no intention to strike. They are more than happy with their current deal. The owners are the ones who are threatening to LOCK OUT the players. Basically the exact opposite of a strike. If you have half a brain and have paid any attention to this site over the last 3 years you should know that.

    Yes they make a lot of money. But guess who makes even MORE MONEY…. the owners. Guess who is unhappy with the billions they are making and are threatening to lockout the players… the owners. Players have not talked strike in years.

  19. jc1958coo says: Feb 3, 2011 11:38 PM

    if the owners lock them out ( not a strike) then they don’t have to pay! thats like if your boss told you , your not worth the $$ i pay! take a 20% cut or you can’t come in!!!

  20. crise40g says: Feb 3, 2011 11:46 PM

    Worth every penny.

    Big Sey improves the players around him and is a great mentor and leader. And he can still ball. If I was Al, I’d lock him up long term.

  21. vikesdynasty says: Feb 3, 2011 11:57 PM

    kevinmchale – the giants cheated? bahahahaha your an idi.ot hahahaha you make me laugh…the best superbowl ever happened because the giants cheated????? hahaha no they destroyed little tom brady and pulled off the biggest upset in sports history and its quite amazing that its not talked about more because it was an unbelievable feat

  22. Burritto says: Feb 4, 2011 12:07 AM

    @joyjoy69

    Is that part of the new reading comprehension your generation was taught?

    It clearly says “over” $12 million. All of that whining and math you did could have been easily avoided.

  23. virusgvr says: Feb 4, 2011 1:53 AM

    This guy gets 28 million to play football, and I need $23,000 to pay off my student loans! If anyone knows his number just reply below so I can ask him to help me out!

  24. jackbassett says: Feb 4, 2011 5:31 AM

    kelvinmchale says:
    Feb 3, 2011 10:03 PM
    He was one of three Patriots that were held on the play that resulted in David Tyree’s miracle helmet catch in the 2008 Super Bowl. The officials didn’t have the balls to call it. The Giants cheated.
    _________________________
    [cough]Brady tuck[cough]Spygate[cough]

  25. kelvinmchale says: Feb 4, 2011 6:53 AM

    The rules say no holding and the Giants held. That’s cheating.

  26. r8r4life says: Feb 4, 2011 7:05 AM

    kelvinmchale says: Feb 3, 2011 10:03 PM

    He was one of three Patriots that were held on the play that resulted in David Tyree’s miracle helmet catch in the 2008 Super Bowl. The officials didn’t have the balls to call it. The Giants cheated.****

    They also won. If one play made the difference in the game, it wasn’t much of a game, but the Giants beat them, get over it. IT WAS A HELL OF A GAME.

  27. kelvinmchale says: Feb 4, 2011 9:58 AM

    Watch the replay, it was blatant holding by at least three Giants o-lineman. The refs cost us a perfect season and immortality!

  28. slickster35 says: Feb 4, 2011 9:59 AM

    They have to tag him because he won’t sign a standard contract with that joke of a franchise.

    No tag, he runs away from that nightmare.

  29. huejackson says: Feb 4, 2011 10:26 AM

    slickster35 says:
    Feb 4, 2011 9:59 AM
    They have to tag him because he won’t sign a standard contract with that joke of a franchise.

    No tag, he runs away from that nightmare.

    ————————————————–
    Seymoure loves playing in oakland.
    They were the best team in the west this year and it the playoff system wasnt flawed they would be in the superbowl on sinday.
    You sweep your whole divison and your not the D winner???
    It just goes to show no matter how hard the media trys to say Divsion games matter they really dont

  30. radrntn says: Feb 4, 2011 11:42 AM

    @ kelvinmchale

    almost like cheating like your brother Kevin did. trading kevin garnett to the celtics for ?????? Like all GM’s who suck they can always get a job in tv.

    A patriots fan whining about the refs, would be the same about how BSPN reports about the Yankees. Get real pal.

  31. marcsasharc says: Feb 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    they have to franchise him. he wont stay willingly and if they let him walk then they look like idiots for the trade. seymours a good player but it wasnt a good trade. maybe oakland learned their lesson to not trade with NE because…

  32. raiderapologist says: Feb 4, 2011 5:35 PM

    marcsasharc says: Feb 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    they have to franchise him. he wont stay willingly and if they let him walk then they look like idiots for the trade. seymours a good player but it wasnt a good trade. maybe oakland learned their lesson to not trade with NE because…
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    It’s hard to say it wasn’t a good trade at this point. Draft picks are gambles, and New England isn’t guaranteed a player of Seymour’s caliber with that pick. And your statement that he wouldn’t stay without the tag is speculation.

  33. marcsasharc says: Feb 7, 2011 12:31 PM

    the Seymour trade would have been a good trade if he was a guy that would push Oakland over the top into a contender. no way it is a good trade when you are team that needs many more pieces to get to that level, especially when Jamarcus Russell is the QB. keep your high picks and take the gamble on a young player that could be as good or better than Seymour. and if Seymour doesnt stay it is a terrible trade, no? sure its speculation, and theres nothing wrong with that.

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