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Richard Seymour footing bill for Raiders camp

R. Seymour AP

Drew Brees isn’t the only NFL player dipping into his wallet to help organize practices this offseason.

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com writes via a news release from Maximum Sports Management that Seymour is handling the cost of a four day Raiders camp that include weight lifting, swimming and “nutritional counseling.”   We mentioned Tuesday the camp is being held in the Atlanta area.

An email sent to all Raiders from Seymour started this way: “Men, I hope everyone is well and is staying in shape because we are going to out-work everyone we face this season, and it starts right now in the offseason.”

We think the Seymour trade to the Raiders worked out for both sides, and the only reason it’s not one-sided towards Oakland is that the Raiders had to pay Seymour like one of the best players in football over the last few years to keep him.

The Raiders must be happy he’s re-investing that money in the team.

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30 Responses to “Richard Seymour footing bill for Raiders camp”
  1. txchief says: May 18, 2011 7:54 PM

    Nutritional counseling: All you can eat chicken wings!

  2. p4hbiz says: May 18, 2011 7:54 PM

    What a Great 1st round pick we got this year… A probowler and already footing the bill.

    Thank You Patriots for the fantastic trade.

    GO RAIDERS! – 12-4 IN 2012

  3. grogansheroes says: May 18, 2011 7:55 PM

    Seymour’s only loyalty is to the dollar bill.

  4. southtexasraider says: May 18, 2011 7:58 PM

    RAIDER NATION is on the rise, no other way to go but up!

  5. rundmc81 says: May 18, 2011 7:59 PM

    Big Rich is a class act.. He is a leader of this young team and I can’t wait to see him dump Tom on hi head in the AFC Championship this year! Best first round pick this season!n

  6. donterrelli says: May 18, 2011 8:03 PM

    Seymour single-handedly turned that defense and entire team around. He gave them the spark they needed. Everyone thought that was the most ridiculous trade ever when it happened, even Seymour himself. He’s really embraced them team since. I think they’ll be on the good side of .500 this season, if there is one.

  7. woods546 says: May 18, 2011 8:05 PM

    No matter how this season will eventually unfold, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot of “TOUCHDOOOOOOWN RRRRRRAIDERS!!”

  8. jaggedmark says: May 18, 2011 8:08 PM

    Good story.

  9. joetoronto says: May 18, 2011 8:15 PM

    The money is secondary when it comes to Seymour, he’s exactly what the doctor ordered for the Raiders.

  10. snnyjcbs says: May 18, 2011 8:16 PM

    Let me see, I trade a Perennial Pro Bowl Beast DT/DE to the Raiders and wait 2 full years to before I can Draft a Nate Soldat? lol Ranked by many to be the 6th best at his position. Sad part for New England will be when Seymour Retires a Raider. Huge win by Oakland with this Trade.

    Hey can you give me the names of the 2 first round picks New England drafted with the 2 number ones Al Davis sent New England for Mike Haynes?, I did not think so.

    Throw in Al Davis picking New England’s pockets on the Burgess Trade, how is he working out for you all. You do have the Moss Trade but to me I was just happy to see the Punk go.

    Seymour is hosting a mini camp complete with all the fixings, this is not some guys passing the ball around in some parking lot, Al Davis and the Raiders made out like a Bandit on the Seymour Trade, I hear Soldat may not even play this year, wow, wait 3 years for a who? handing a Stud over to the Raiders and from the looks of New England’s pass rush the past couple years looks like they miss Seymour.

  11. huejackson says: May 18, 2011 8:33 PM

    and the only reason it’s not one-sided towards Oakland
    ————————————————
    anybody that really knows football knows the raiders and Mr Davis is a mastermind.
    I much rather have a guy who is the best D line man in the NFL or some OT the pats took in the first round.
    Nobody is goin to beat the raiders this year, They will be champs

  12. benh999 says: May 18, 2011 8:50 PM

    Do people really think that players who finance these workouts won’t be reimbursed by the team after the lockout?

  13. PFTiswhatitis says: May 18, 2011 9:11 PM

    This is SHOCKING. Big Sey is all about the buck. I can’t believe he would actually spend some of it on others. Shocked!

  14. raiderapologist says: May 18, 2011 9:24 PM

    grogansheroes says: May 18, 2011 7:55 PM

    Seymour’s only loyalty is to the dollar bill.
    ———

    He didn’t leave New England via free agency to chase a bigger payday in Oakland. He isn’t required to finance a voluntary football camp. Your comment doesn’t make sense.

  15. donterrelli says: May 18, 2011 9:32 PM

    raiderapologist says:
    May 18, 2011 9:24 PM
    grogansheroes says: May 18, 2011 7:55 PM

    Seymour’s only loyalty is to the dollar bill.
    ———

    He didn’t leave New England via free agency to chase a bigger payday in Oakland. He isn’t required to finance a voluntary football camp. Your comment doesn’t make sense.

    —————————–

    He didn’t leave New England via free agency. He was traded for a first round draft pick. He then Re-signed with Oakland.

  16. humbo1t says: May 18, 2011 9:38 PM

    Only at Raidersfantasyisland.com does a 32-year-old interior lineman with 10 seasons of worth of wear and tear on his body equate to a great 1st round pick.

  17. bmiller1360 says: May 18, 2011 9:59 PM

    raiderapologist says:

    He didn’t leave New England via free agency to chase a bigger payday in Oakland. He isn’t required to finance a voluntary football camp. Your comment doesn’t make sense.
    —————
    He didn’t leave via free agency, he was traded by the Pats. And he didn’t want to go either. No wonder there are Gayder fans out there. They’re too dumb to know better.

  18. lostsok says: May 18, 2011 10:10 PM

    This is what professionals do. Glad to see more stories about guys like this, and others who are spending the time helping their communities.

    There are more of these guys than the ones spending the time partying, if the media would only report on it more. Bad boys sell papers and get internet clicks I guess.

    Nice story, though. Props to Seymour.

  19. humb0lt says: May 18, 2011 10:33 PM

    Seymour is all about the money. That’s why Belichick traded him.

  20. raiderapologist says: May 18, 2011 10:54 PM

    donterrelli says:

    He didn’t leave New England via free agency. He was traded for a first round draft pick. He then Re-signed with Oakland.

    Read it again. “He didn’t leave New England via free agency to chase a bigger payday in Oakland.” I didn’t reiterate that he was traded because I thought everyone already knew he was dealt. My mistake, obviously.

  21. myhowiesdalongest says: May 18, 2011 10:59 PM

    Yes Raider Faithful

    Richie Sack-more is da real deal cant wait to see him dominate the afc west again ….just watching him turn around our defense with leadership and a mean streak for the game PLOCKIN ROCKS !!!

    RAIDERS WIN AFC WEST DIVISION 2011

    fug da haterz and nasayers

    puzzy DeadBolt fans suck

    HHHHAAAAAA

    RAIDER-ON

  22. piratefreedom says: May 18, 2011 11:02 PM

    The Raiders made a smart signing of a veteran free agent.
    The Pats lost 1 year of a great player for a 1st this year = Nate Soldar.

    I wish the Pats could have kept Seymour but they always max out the cap so it would mean losing a lot of other players, or at least Vince Wilfork,

  23. chadgoy says: May 18, 2011 11:10 PM

    “He didn’t leave New England via free agency to chase a bigger payday in Oakland.”

    Wow bmiller1360. Read carefully. He didnt leave New England via free agency. pretty straight forward and thats the first part of the sentence. He sure as hell wasnt chasing a big payday either. He got one, but one thing non-raider fans dont know is Al Davis rewards those who he feels are the face of the franchise.

    I like these jealous little weasels who throw their 2 cents in trying to make a point, and it just comes out like banter from a 10 year old bully. Too bad its gonna be the Raiders being the bully this year bud.

    Seymour is a star. A top 10, possibly top 5 of all defensive players in the league. And he’s footing the bill? Dont talk about washed up, cuz Seymour is legit, and the only reason you’re commenting is because Seymour isn’t on your team. GO RAIDERS!!!

  24. raiderapologist says: May 18, 2011 11:22 PM

    miller1360 says:

    He didn’t leave via free agency, he was traded by the Pats. And he didn’t want to go either. No wonder there are Gayder fans out there. They’re too dumb to know better.
    ——–
    You are an idiot. If your mother didn’t love you so blindly, she would tell you so herself.

  25. kissbillsrings says: May 18, 2011 11:40 PM

    I’m happy for Raiders fans….they have had a rough go of it for a long time…I’m glad a Patriot player could bring them a smile or two….
    I’m happy we were able to get nate Solder as a result of that trade instead of just losing him to free agency & getting a 3rd round compensatory pick…I mean he was gone after the 09 season for sure so we only lost out on his services for 1 year to get the 1st rounder….Getting Nate with the Raiders #17 spot allowed the patriots to trade away their #28 pick for the Saints 1st rounder next year & the Saints 2nd rounder this year as well(Shane Vareen) which they could never have done without the raiders pick….SOOOOOOOOOOOO it looks like we not only got Nate, we got a stud RB as well & an additional 1st rounder next year all as a result of the seymoure trade….not bad Bill, not bad at all….trading Seymoure is the gift that just keeps on giving…..

  26. rc33 says: May 19, 2011 12:00 AM

    This is ridiclulous.
    How can it be a huge win for anyone if the other guy has yet to cash his ticket?
    Nate Solder may become a good player, may become a great player or may end up a complete bust. No one knows cuz he has yet to play a down while Seymour’s played 32 games in Oakland. But should Solder hit, N.E.’s got a LT for the next decade. Then, barring an Oakland Super Bowl win, which ain’t gonna happen, how are you gonna feel about that trade in 2 or 3 years?

  27. becrespo21 says: May 19, 2011 2:22 AM

    raiders over paying for a potential hofer/team leader? sounds like an oxymoron

  28. joetoronto says: May 19, 2011 5:39 AM

    dumbolt is just jealous his team is too cheap to sign a stud like Seymour.

    Loser.

  29. bcjim says: May 19, 2011 6:44 AM

    Any player engaging in any “football practice” is a fool imo other than maybe the qb keepinf his arm in shape. Otherwise, these guys should be riding a stationary bike and lifting minimal weights, that’s it.

  30. radrntn says: May 19, 2011 2:23 PM

    @miller1360 says:

    He didn’t leave via free agency, he was traded by the Pats. And he didn’t want to go either. No wonder there are Gayder fans out there. They’re too dumb to know better.
    whose the idiot. Because BSPN said he didn’t want to go. The guys a pro, he just doesent want to play for a back stabbing team. Trade him days before the season started…thats weak……your loss is our gain..

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