Big names are scarce on the free agent market at this point in the offseason, but multiple All-Pro mentions mean that defensive tackle Richard Seymour certainly qualifies.
There hasn’t been much discussion about Seymour landing with another team since his departure from the Raiders. Steve Wyche of the NFL Network has spoken to Seymour and reports back that his continued unemployment is not because Seymour is looking to find another line of work.
“I’ve had a couple of text conversations with Richard, and he definitely wants to play,” Wyche said.
Wyche believes Seymour will sign with a team before training camp. The Falcons reportedly put out feelers back in March and they’ll have more money to spend after June 1 after designating Tyson Clabo as a post-June 1 cut for cap purposes.
A lack of clarity about Seymour’s desire to play wasn’t the only thing standing in the way of a deal. There’s also the question of how much money he wants to sign up for another tour of duty and a report from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports early this offseason indicated that he wanted to be “paid a lot” to suit up in 2013. If he hasn’t dropped those demands, there may not be a ton of interest.