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.