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Report: “Nothing serious” between Richard Seymour and Falcons

Reggie McKenzie, Richard Seymour AP

On Thursday, a report surfaced concerning contract talks between defensive lineman Richard Seymour and the Atlanta Falcons.

The move fits with the Falcons’ overall strategy this offseason as they have signed players like running back Steven Jackson and defensive end to go with the returning Tony Gonzalez in a bid to advance beyond the NFC Championship Game next season. Seymour’s another veteran piece to throw into the mix in an all-out push for the Super Bowl.

It doesn’t sound like there’s any reason to rush out and get a Seymour jersey in Falcons colors before Memorial Day weekend is out, however. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirms that the Falcons have expressed interest in Seymour and notes that they are the closest team to where he lives, but reports that there is “nothing serious” as far as Seymour actually signing up with the team is concerned.

There was a report in early May that Seymour “definitely” wants to play in the 2013 season, but the word since his release by the Raiders has been that he’s looking for a sizable salary in order to join another team. The Falcons may not have the ability to offer Seymour such a deal, but the lack of other suitors at his price may mean that Seymour will need to compromise if he really wants to continue his career.

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9 Responses to “Report: “Nothing serious” between Richard Seymour and Falcons”
  1. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 24, 2013 12:51 PM

    Seymour needs to come back to the Bay Area and play for the winning team in SF. He would be the perfect guy for a 3 man rotation…Do it Baalke!

  2. nicopenelope says: May 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    Wish the Packers would sign him…they badly need DL help.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: May 24, 2013 1:06 PM

    Wouldn’t mind seeing him back on the Pats but I doubt they would pay the kind of money it sounds like he’s looking for.

  4. surfinbird1 says: May 24, 2013 1:14 PM

    Don’t know if he “definitely” wants to play,but he “definitely” wants to sign with somebody,and get a big wad of dough. Careful with that contract.

  5. hempoilcures says: May 24, 2013 1:17 PM

    Anyone who signs him will be very disappointed…his heart is gone, his knees are gone and I am glad he is gone from the Raiders. He needs to retire.

  6. hutch119 says: May 24, 2013 1:50 PM

    Nothing serious until June, when the Falcons get some cap space to make the talks serious.

  7. breadslicer says: May 24, 2013 2:14 PM

    Why the Falcons haven’t sent Peria Jerry packing to free up whatever cap space is beyond me.

  8. spellingcops says: May 24, 2013 3:01 PM

    Why is Seymour standing next to bubba gump?

  9. steelerben says: May 24, 2013 3:37 PM

    I’d like to also get the word out that I’d definitely like to play for a team in 2013.

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