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Richard Seymour agrees to new contract with Raiders

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Richard Seymour is sticking with the Oakland Raiders.

Seymour, the defensive tackle whose contract expired at the end of the 2010 season, has agreed to a new contract with the Raiders, according to multiple reports.

The terms of the new contract are not yet known. Jim Trotter of reports that it’s a two-year deal with $22.5 million in guarantees and the potential to make $30 million. But Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that it’s a four-year deal.

Seymour has said he expects to remain in Oakland and this deal appears to fulfill that expectation. It also means the Raiders won’t need to use the franchise tag to hold onto Seymour. Oakland may now use the franchise tag on tight end Zach Miller.

The Raiders acquired Seymour in a trade with the Patriots before the 2009 season. New England reaceived Oakland’s first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in this year’s NFL draft.

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37 Responses to “Richard Seymour agrees to new contract with Raiders”
  1. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Feb 16, 2011 11:43 AM

    Maybe he feels guilty for the whole “tuck rule” incident….

  2. aldavisisthenfl says: Feb 16, 2011 11:44 AM

    So let me get this straight, senile old Al landed a future HOF’er for a possible total of 6 seasons (2 already banked) for a measly unproven 1st rounder?

    ….yeah and he unloaded Randy on the Pats…..


  3. agelardi says: Feb 16, 2011 11:44 AM

    Interesting, I thought both teams & players would hold off negotiating until a new CBA.

  4. micnasty says: Feb 16, 2011 11:44 AM


  5. jlb10 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:48 AM

    so much for seymour or any other players NOT wanting to play in oakland. more media hype

  6. BC says: Feb 16, 2011 11:54 AM

    Why the heck would he stay there? Why not see if he could end up with the Colts or someone who’s a contender and needs a run-stopper?

  7. Davo says: Feb 16, 2011 11:56 AM

    Great deal for Seymour.

  8. cytofed says: Feb 16, 2011 12:03 PM

    Coach Davis would you please resign Nnamdi and Huff so we can have top five defense for years to come!

  9. jc1958cool says: Feb 16, 2011 12:15 PM

    nice slap to jerry richardson’s face big AL!
    time to recircle those wagons.

  10. raiderchris says: Feb 16, 2011 12:20 PM

    This is GREAT news .. Now we need to resign Aso and franchise Miller and resign Bush and Huff ..
    Raiders 4 life

  11. bspn2 says: Feb 16, 2011 12:31 PM

    Dirtiest player in the NFL. It’s fitting that he’s remaining a Gaider.

  12. patriotinvasion says: Feb 16, 2011 12:32 PM

    I’ll always love Big Sey for his contribution to 3 Super Bowl championships. Too bad it couldn’t have worked out for him here in New England.

    Not sure why he’d want to sign that deal rot with the Raiders, going 7-9 every year until he retires, but to each his own.

  13. patriotinvasion says: Feb 16, 2011 12:34 PM

    And we all know the 1st round pick the Patriots got for Seymour will now become two 2nd rounders, 3 4th rounders and 8 7ths.

  14. joetoronto says: Feb 16, 2011 12:34 PM

    Raider fans knew the truth all along, the man is a Raider.

    Screw the haters, we’re coming for you.

  15. bigdogg34 says: Feb 16, 2011 12:34 PM

    yea 30 million for 2 years is just enough to have to play for the raiders.

  16. jkearse2005 says: Feb 16, 2011 12:38 PM

    Awesome move by the black and silver. Like it or now the Raiders are on the move a little set back getting rid of Cable but this organization is moving in the right direction… finally.

  17. tgraiders says: Feb 16, 2011 12:50 PM

    I like it!! But I will wait to see the real numbers as we all know the first one that come out are always high.

  18. munchkin420 says: Feb 16, 2011 12:53 PM

    The Patriots were not going to pay Seymour the kind of money the Raiders have to keep him happy. Some times you just have to move on. The Patriots made the right business decision two years ago and Seymour ended up the happier for it. He won the titles in NE and can afford to play for the money from here on out.

  19. slickster35 says: Feb 16, 2011 1:02 PM

    Had to pay him like a QB to stay. Only place he’d get that kind of money. No brainer, he’s soon to be retired anyway.

  20. xanderslugger says: Feb 16, 2011 1:03 PM

    Definitely good news! A good sign the Silver & Black are moving in the right direction. Let’s re-sign some more players before we bring in new ones.

  21. sharkcatcher says: Feb 16, 2011 1:04 PM

    Seymour .Kelly Houston N Shaunasty…..this D line is sick!

  22. blacktoothgrinn says: Feb 16, 2011 1:11 PM

    Thank god, it would have sucked to lose him and not have that 1st round pick. Sure they could have franchised him, but we have no idea if it will be available with the new CBA and it is just good to lock him up so we don’t have to go through this again next year.

  23. crise40g says: Feb 16, 2011 1:11 PM

    Big Sey staying in Oaktown might be just what keeps the Raider FAs in Silver and Black. Leader and straight baller. You can hate on him all you want but he WANTS to be a Raider and a difference maker. He’s no dummy. He must see something great is about to happen in Oaktown.

    I bet they draft a stud DT to get mentored by Big Sey.

  24. raiderinpa says: Feb 16, 2011 1:22 PM

    Sweet news!!

    For an owner who has been said to be senile, AD is making some awesome moves this off-season… Now lets lock up Nmamdi and Z Miller so the rest of the NFL can continue to sweat the ‘Return to Glory’ of the Silver & Black this season!!

  25. mrconnors says: Feb 16, 2011 1:23 PM

    Once again, the tuck rule was the right call. The Raiders had their chance the next season, and got beat by 800 touchdowns by the Bucs.

    Fat lazy Seymour was always about the money. He could have been a hall of famer, but decided to half-ass it after 2004.

  26. sprest83 says: Feb 16, 2011 1:40 PM

    LMAO!!! Overpaid much? LOL

  27. 3octaveFart says: Feb 16, 2011 1:48 PM

    Did he ever have a choice?

  28. stixzidinia says: Feb 16, 2011 1:49 PM

    Just finish .500 baby!

    And no the Tuck Rule was not correct. Watch that play in slo mo……Brandy clearly gets both hands back on the ball before it’s stripped. Fumble.

  29. radrntn says: Feb 16, 2011 1:58 PM

    where are all the haters now that said he would never sign w/ the raiders.

    Once a raider always a raider….the entire team is coming back next year. That includes Bush, Gallery, Nnamd, and Miller. They all have some unfinished business to take care of.

  30. help me says: Feb 16, 2011 2:35 PM

    For all those saying, “I thought nobody wanted to play in Oakland” did you miss the part where Al made Seymour the highest paid defensive player in the league?

  31. rumorhater says: Feb 16, 2011 2:57 PM

    The fear and jealousy of the Silver & Black continues….

  32. acdrew22 says: Feb 16, 2011 2:59 PM

    sharkcatcher says:Feb 16, 2011 1:04 PM
    Seymour .Kelly Houston N Shaunasty…..this D line is sick!

      your forgetting trevor Scott too… this d line has a nice blend of vets and young more than decent talent, every year I’m so excited about the secondary, but this year I can’t wait to see what this front four can do, next thing the raiders need is to replace groves with Howard, and if asomoguah stays, one db that doesn’t get beat would make this D something to rave about, oh an whoever said the tuck call was right, did u miss the refs apology to the team the day after that game? If u did the refs apologized for getting the call WRONG, sorry dude…

  33. philriverslovespenis says: Feb 16, 2011 3:05 PM

    Seymour & the Raiders: Two losers that deserve each other. Now go pull more hair & lose more.

  34. rumorhater says: Feb 16, 2011 3:10 PM

    Goethel will replace Groves next season.

  35. Lou Pickney says: Feb 16, 2011 4:36 PM

    I can understand Seymour taking the $22 million guaranteed while it’s on the table. As for the Raiders, it would have been tough for them to trade a first-round pick for Seymour and then lose him to free agency before the aforementioned draft pick is even used by New England.

  36. tdk24 says: Feb 16, 2011 5:23 PM

    “Why the heck would he stay there? Why not see if he could end up with the Colts or someone who’s a contender and needs a run-stopper?”

    That doesn’t work anymore. Only one team wins the superbowl, and it’s getting harder and harder to try and pick that one team each year. Plus, factor in the moving to a new town, getting to know new players. Maybe if you’re new in the league it’s worth it, but not for a guy like Richard. He’s a special player and Al knows this. He’s in a good situation, the money is good, and the team is moving forward. He’ll retire as a Raider, with a Raider superbowl ring. watch.

  37. slickster35 says: Feb 16, 2011 8:43 PM

    This contract just took the fade out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes.

    And you still don’t have a QB. Or a proven head coach.

    The usual insane optimism from the crazies.

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