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Richard Seymour expected to stay in Oakland

Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour came to the Raiders begrudgingly when he was acquired from the Patriots, taking his time to show up in Oakland.

Now he wants to stay for good.  (And we don’t blame him, considering his never-ending franchise tag.)

“I see myself retiring as a Raider,” Seymour said late in the 2010 season.

It looks like the Raiders will find a way to keep him.  The San Francisco Chronicle reports the team is expected to place the franchise tag on Seymour in the next two weeks.  That will cost them $14.9 million on a one-year contract.

The report runs in direct conflict with an NFL Network report that believes Zach Miller will get the tag.  We think Seymour will stay put regardless of whether he gets the tag.

The Raiders value Seymour enough to repeatedly give him a 20% raise on his eight figure salary.  It’s hard to believe he’d get a better deal elsewhere.

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27 Responses to “Richard Seymour expected to stay in Oakland”
  1. natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 6:46 PM

    No amount is enough to stay on that awful team.

    Condolences to Mr. Seymour.

  2. xtb3 says: Feb 10, 2011 6:48 PM

    When will you stop talking and reporting about this absolute crap of “he signing here” or “he signing there” when it all means absolutely nothing as there will be a lockout preventing any logical discussion about why any team needs or has cap room to sign anyone and they bwon’t be signing any including their own until a deal is finalized?

  3. tgraiders says: Feb 10, 2011 7:01 PM

    Yet another dead on PFT report that is if by;

    “Richard Seymour came to the Raiders begrudgingly when he was acquired from the Patriots” – You mean we at PFT tried to make it seem that way regardless of what Seymour said at the time.

    and by;

    “Raiders value Seymour enough to repeatedly give him a 20% raise” – You mean this is the first time they would be giving him a 20% increase.

    I see a long term deal worked out soon if we know anything about AL we know he pays the players he wants around same goes for Miller

  4. whynotusecommonsense says: Feb 10, 2011 7:03 PM

    Love the “begrudgingly” editorial.

    Since when does begrudgingly mean, “I needed time to get my family affairs in order”? Yep, that’s a quote from Seymour himself.

  5. southtexasraider says: Feb 10, 2011 7:13 PM

    lmao, yes the awful team and d-line he mentored to become the team with the most sacks this season.
    like or not the silver an black are back and its gonna get ugly.

    RAIDER NATION BABY!

  6. radrntn says: Feb 10, 2011 7:13 PM

    gotta love gregg “i make stuff up about the raiders” rosenthall. If I recall the pats and belladick stabbed seymour in the back a week before the season began. All the haters sayed seymour would not show up at all, etc…I do believe he was in town for the monday night game against the chargers where he dominated the game. Unfortunaetely Louis Murphy had a touchdown called on the field , but went to booth review (same thing as a fumble, turned into tuck) which was called incomplete, and the raiders got beat by the refs yet once again…….so don’t think for a minute that seymour takes a lot more pride playing for the raiders, then he did the new england backstabbers.

  7. tatum064 says: Feb 10, 2011 7:15 PM

    natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 6:46 PM

    No amount is enough to stay on that awful team.

    Condolences to Mr. Seymour.
    ========================
    Condolences to that 59-14 a%& kicking we dropped on Denver and a 6-0 AFC West sweep.

  8. pftareraiderhaters says: Feb 10, 2011 7:18 PM

    when did SEYMOUR ever say he did not want to be a raider. I know BSPN said that, and PFT said that, but richard loves the silver and black…it has been in the 70′s and 80′s the past couple of weeks…plenty of sunshine in the bay, why it is freezing back east.

  9. 1mocollins says: Feb 10, 2011 7:27 PM

    What a negative piece of c-ap you are. This Raiduh hating is getting so old. PFT was fairly unbiased until you come along. Go back to the rock you crawled out from under Greggy.

  10. natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 7:41 PM

    tatum064 says:Feb 10, 2011 7:15 PM natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 6:46 PM
    No amount is enough to stay on that awful team.
    Condolences to Mr. Seymour.

    ========================

    Condolences to that 59-14 a%& kicking we dropped on Denver and a 6-0 AFC West sweep.
    *******************

    First of all, I’m not a Broncos fan…

    Second of all, when going 8-8 and third in your division constitutes a good season, you know your team is epicly bad.

  11. lunarpie says: Feb 10, 2011 7:53 PM

    SOUTHTEXASRAIDER:
    Yeh BABY!!! I love when everyone loves to talk bad against the Raiders after we went UNDEFEATED in our division. Next year AFC Title and AFC Championship game n maybe SB!
    NERAIDER

  12. raiderapologist says: Feb 10, 2011 8:00 PM

    Davis keeps the guys he wants by slapping them across the face with his checkbook or slapping them with a tag. He deals with guys like Timmy Brown, Lechler, Asomugha, and Seymour by finding their price point.

  13. essfjay says: Feb 10, 2011 8:03 PM

    if anything we can say about Al is that he pays his players. plus Oakland is only getting better they had a break out offensive season and that D-Line was at the top of the league for sacks. sign a few more key FA maybe bring in a few pieces and the Raiders can easily contend to win the AFC West next year. let’s not forget that they swept the division too.

  14. snnyjcbs says: Feb 10, 2011 8:05 PM

    I love how it just kills folks that the Pro Bowl DE/DT wants to stay in Oakland and will stay in Oakland.

    I really enjoy how all the folks that laughed at Al Davis for taking Nnamdi late in round one of the Draft. Calling him a reach and a typical Al Davis pick, thrashing Nnamdi during his first two years calling him a bust. Are now slobbering all over themselves hoping they can get their hands on him. He will be staying in Oakland as well.

    You media types rather then rehashing opinion you find in Local Teams Papers should start to try and call out a Seymour or Moss trade before the fact, now that would be an insider with a “source” lol. With “sources” like yours, Contra Costa Times, SF Chronicle you look foolish.

  15. natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 8:07 PM

    I wonder who they have in mind for head coach in 2013.

  16. radrntn says: Feb 10, 2011 8:13 PM

    @ natelan

    here you go natelan..TOP TEAMS IN THE NFL..your team is dfl in the AFC WEST

    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/02/bob-sturms-nfl-rankings-final.html

  17. mrconnors says: Feb 10, 2011 8:15 PM

    I love the taste of Raiders fans tears.

    Patriots 16-13

  18. therolandobottom says: Feb 10, 2011 8:41 PM

    So natelan who is this mysterious team of awesomeness that you represent? Probalbly the Lions.

  19. jc1958coo says: Feb 10, 2011 8:42 PM

    i’m sorry richard, wasn’t your decision, if new england kept you, they would have played the packers!!!

  20. joetoronto says: Feb 10, 2011 8:44 PM

    natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 6:46 PM

    No amount is enough to stay on that awful team.

    Condolences to Mr. Seymour.
    ********************************************************
    “That awful team” has 3 more Super Bowls than the Dis-Chargers.

    The Raiders are on the way up, while you’re on the way down from nowhere.

    Loser.

  21. marcsasharc says: Feb 10, 2011 9:46 PM

    more fuel to the fire. raider fans better hope they win more than 9 games next year or the pompous idiots will look retarded!

  22. rtl1984 says: Feb 10, 2011 11:11 PM

    Great veteran to have on the team. Good for the raiders.

  23. slickster35 says: Feb 10, 2011 11:45 PM

    Seymour will NEVER sign long term.

    Thats proof enough that he’d rather be elsewhere.

  24. marcsasharc says: Feb 11, 2011 12:04 AM

    “once a Raider, always a Raider”

    -Charles Woodson
    :)

  25. raiderinpa says: Feb 11, 2011 7:42 AM

    Wow! People have nothing better to do than to rip on a team who is obviously on the rise via an article based on pure speculation…

    Keep on hating, there will be plenty more hating to do once YOUR beloved team gets spanked AGAIN by the Silver & Black!!

  26. dasmol says: Feb 11, 2011 12:56 PM

    Good for Seymour/Raiders, bad for the rest of the AFC West.

    joetoronto:

    The Raiders are on the way up, while you’re on the way down from nowhere.

    Loser.

    ****************************************

    Careful there Joe. Just because you took one foot out of the basement, doesn’t mean you’re ready to climb those stairs.

    Hey, how are the argonauts gonna do this year?

  27. raiderapologist says: Feb 11, 2011 7:47 PM

    marcsasharc says: Feb 10, 2011 9:46 PM

    more fuel to the fire. raider fans better hope they win more than 9 games next year or the pompous idiots will look retarded!

    Just in case, are there any seats on your bus?

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