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Seymour’s deal is a pair of one-year $15 million deals

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The Raiders last month gave defensive lineman Richard Seymour a two-year, $30 million contract.  That part is accurate.

The deal widely was reported as having $22.5 million guaranteed.  That part was less accurate.

Per a league source, only $15 million was fully guaranteed upon signing.  That guarantee comes in the form of a guaranteed base salary of $15 million.

The other $7.5 million in guaranteed money is guaranteed for injury only.  On the fifth day of the 2012 league year, the amount becomes fully guaranteed.  The deal also carries a $7.5 million roster bonus that becomes guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2012 league year.

Thus, Seymour signed a one-year, $15 million deal, and he gave the Raiders an exclusive option on a second one-year, $15 million deal.  He’ll get $22.5 million guaranteed only if he suffers a catastrophic injury in 2011.

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22 Responses to “Seymour’s deal is a pair of one-year $15 million deals”
  1. lunarpie says: Mar 8, 2011 5:15 PM

    Richard Seymour and Nnamdi Asomugha will both remain Raiders and will retire as Raiders. If anyone thinks Chuck Bresnahan will allow either of these two future H.O.F.ers leave they are either Bronco fans or just plain retarted, or both.

  2. emdub52 says: Mar 8, 2011 5:22 PM

    I knew it. I was just waiting for you guys to break down this contract.

    You have to give it to Al though. These signing happen and he just lets the agents throw out these huge numbers and he says nothing. Everyone blasts him but he just lets them have their day in the sun.

    Plain and simple the guy keeps the players he wants and could give a $hit what people say about it.

  3. mvpolamalu says: Mar 8, 2011 5:23 PM

    Lunarpie nnamdi will not be back. He will likely be the highest paid defensive player in the league. You can’t pay him and this ridiculous Seymour contract

  4. raideral1965 says: Mar 8, 2011 5:48 PM

    Richard Seymour and Nnamdi Asomugha will both remain Raiders and will retire as Raiders. After, Marcus Allen left, the Raiders always resign their best players. If Charles Woodson is released, He will back too.

    Al Davis is a Genesis.

  5. 3octaveFart says: Mar 8, 2011 6:22 PM

    raideral1965 says: Mar 8, 2011 5:48 PM

    “Al Davis is a Genesis.”

    ..no comment necessary

  6. j0esixpack says: Mar 8, 2011 6:23 PM

    This strikes me as a fair deal all around. Fair one year compensation for Seymour, which if he’s worth it results in the Raiders opting for year two, but low risk for the Raiders too. Seymour may have wanted a long term deal from the Pats and Raiders but this lucrative short term deal ain’t too shabby. The Pats meanwhile get a first round pick for a guy they couldn’t afford to bring back anyways, potentially replacing Seymour with someone younger at a fraction of the price.

    A good deal for all parties.

  7. iced107 says: Mar 8, 2011 6:30 PM

    Al Davis is a Genesis.

    ———————–

    Definently not a genius. all you have to do is look at the raider’s 1st round picks the last 3 or 4 years to know that (they finally got one right with mcclain)

  8. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Mar 8, 2011 6:59 PM

    >>>If anyone thinks Chuck Bresnahan will allow either of these two future H.O.F.ers leave they are either Bronco fans or just plain retarted, or both.<<<<

    The one Retarded is our GM/head of player personell/head of scouting/part time DC that brought back this stiff Bresnahan……

  9. alpod says: Mar 8, 2011 7:01 PM

    Hey raideral1965,
    you had a typo
    i think you meant to say Al Davis is in Genesis.

  10. j0esixpack says: Mar 8, 2011 7:38 PM

    raideral1965 says: Al Davis is a Genesis.

    That might be going a bit too far. But I’d say he’s at least smart enough to know how to spell “Genius” – which really isn’t saying much.

    (unless of course you’re referencing his birth date – in which case you’d still be off by a few decades)

  11. p4ck3r5 says: Mar 8, 2011 7:39 PM

    i want to be the waterboy for the raiders. maybe ill get couple hundred thousand a year

  12. 1bigtex says: Mar 8, 2011 7:46 PM

    @raideral1965

    “In the beginning”

    Al has already agreed to big money for Seymour, Wimbley, and Routt (Really???). You can’t pay big bucks to everyone. Unless Asomugha gives the Raiders a very substantial home town discount, I can’t see how he stays. Looks as if Huff could be gone as well.

  13. help me says: Mar 8, 2011 7:51 PM

    So if the Raiders “always resign their best players” and Woodson will be back if released then why was he not re-signed to begin with before he left for GB?

  14. richm2256 says: Mar 8, 2011 9:37 PM

    So two years later, Seymour is STILL chasing that long-term deal he was seeking from New England. He could have signed a short deal and maybe helped them win another Super Bowl while mentoring a young defense.

    No one ever accused Richard Seymour of being a genius.

    Hall of Fame?

    How about “Hall of Used To Be Pretty Damn Good”?

  15. Grinds My Gear says: Mar 9, 2011 1:59 AM

    No signing bonus has been offered since Javon Walker, and he was one of the few who actually ever received a signing bonus from the Raiders.

    Plenty of money left since almost none of it is paid up front. In addition, they don’t have a franchise QB taking up Brady/Manning(s)/Rivers type of cap space.

    I know a few people will say the Raiders overpay, and maybe they do. However, people forget that many of the contracts offer the last couple of years have no signing bonus. Sure they look like massive contracts, but there’s not a single one that has them tying down cap space through signing bonuses which are absolutely guaranteed.

    I believe Seymour was suppose to make $16m through franchise tag. Locking him in for the season for $15m is a nice way to save $1m. Not to mention they don’t have to worry about him in the 2012 season.

    They can probably resign Nnamdi and pay him $15m a year over the course of 3 years and it might be more beneficial for Nnamdi than a team offering him $18m for a single season like Revis. Remember Revis only gets paid $18m once, and he’s back to a base salary of roughly $6m.

  16. joetoronto says: Mar 9, 2011 6:34 AM

    richm2256: He’s not coming back, get over it.

  17. raiderredleg says: Mar 9, 2011 7:22 AM

    help me says:
    Mar 8, 2011 7:51 PM
    So if the Raiders “always resign their best players” and Woodson will be back if released then why was he not re-signed to begin with before he left for GB?
    ————————————————–
    By the time Woodson left for Green Bay he really had little interest in being in Oakland anymore (ala Moss).

    NO AMOUNT of money was going to keep him in Oakland. He wanted out and it actually worked best for both sides (he got a ring with GB and the Raiders drafted Nnamdi). Perhaps that is what Davis is hoping with Routt possibily replacing Nnamdi?

    The difference with Nnamdi is not only is he a #1 draft pick/dominate DB like Woodson, but he is also a perennial Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate.

    Seymour has done alot to solidify the DL (ref: Tommy Kelly) and Davis certainly wasn’t going to let him walk right before the Patriots use the pick Davis gave them for Richard.

    But Nnamdi is the face of not only the defense, but the whole team. I just can’t see how Davis would shovel money at everyone else and not do his damnest to re-sign his best draft pick since Gene Upshaw?

    I know the signs are pointing to Davis not resigning Nnamdi (even Davis said as much at the Jackson Press Conference), but I really can’t fathom why you would let a Top Five Player in the NFL go right when you are on the cusp of being a playoff contender.

    Letting Gallery, Huff, and Gradkowski go is one thing, but I think the team would take a REAL step backwards if Nnamdi goes. Maybe Routt is the next “Woodson/Asomugha”?

    Even if (BIG IF) Routt does justify Davis’ faith, he can only cover one side of the field and without a first round draft pick this year and so much money already tied up with re-signing players, Davis isn’t going to be able to add anyone who can start instantly to replace Nnamdi.

  18. slickster35 says: Mar 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    Paying an aging DL QB money is stupid, no matter how you slice it.

    Especially when you have no QB.

  19. radrntn says: Mar 9, 2011 11:49 AM

    so in reality all they did was franchise him for two years w/o having to pay the 20% bump the following year. Seymour is a beast….and with the 17th pick the N. E. Patriots pick….lmao

  20. radrntn says: Mar 9, 2011 11:59 AM

    iced107 says

    Definently not a genius. all you have to do is look at the raider’s 1st round picks the last 3 or 4 years to know that (they finally got one right with mcclain)

    Dude , you don’t know crap…..lets see the last 3 to 4 years the raiders have drafted……zach miller, mario henderson, michael bush, johnnie lee, McFadden, Schilenzs, Branch, Trevor Scott, DHB, Mitchell, Shaugnessy, Louis Murphy, Myers, and every pick from the 2010 draft, …all of whom contributed.

    For those who want to rip on DHB, the raiders were crystal clear from day one when they compared to the great Cliff Branch, and said he was a three year project. To this day DHB has been statistically better then branch, so the best is yet to come…look for a breakout season this year.

  21. 1bigtex says: Mar 9, 2011 2:11 PM

    @radrntn

    The big difference between Branch and DHB is that after two seasons, Branch had exactly one start and 3 TDs. DHB has 25 (that’s right, 25) starts and 2 TDs. It’s not as if DHB hasn’t had plenty of chances. Heyward-Bey has averaged less than 20 yards a start. I find it difficult to believe that anyone would try to defend that lack of production. The best may be yet to come because he can’t be much worse.

  22. ely03 says: Mar 11, 2011 12:36 PM

    Iced107 = bronco fan

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