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Report: “Nothing at this point” between Seymour and Falcons

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When Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff visited PFT Live last week, he said that the team was “continuing to keep its eye on” free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

There have been reports that the two sides had talked about a contract, although there was no sign that a deal was imminent. There was some thought that June 1 would change that because the Falcons gained cap space as a result of cutting tackle Tyson Clabo that could then go to Seymour.

That may prove to be the case, but nothing has happened yet. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that “nothing at this point” has been done to move closer toward a contract that would add Seymour to the Falcons’ roster. Given the Falcons’ interest and the fact that Seymour’s nephew, who Seymour adopted as his son, will be going to the University of Georgia this fall, however, it still feels like a good fit if the two sides can reach agreement on compensation.

The Falcons also would like to work out an extension for quarterback Matt Ryan, something that is also made easier thanks to the cap space gained over the weekend and something that may take priority over a Seymour signing for the team. Dimitroff adressed that during his appearance as well so it seems likely that the Falcons will be making a move of some kind to put the extra money to work for them.

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6 Responses to “Report: “Nothing at this point” between Seymour and Falcons”
  1. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jun 3, 2013 11:15 AM

    I’m sure Seymour and his kid really appreciate you including the completely irrelevant detail that the kid is adopted. As if that makes any difference to them, or should make any difference to anyone else.

  2. heisthejuan says: Jun 3, 2013 11:23 AM

    Come back to the Pats.

  3. SeenThisB4 says: Jun 3, 2013 12:54 PM

    Matt Ryan needs to concentrate on getting his extension contract inked in stone, now, before the season gets underway, cause his value is going to take a dramatic drop when it does.

  4. raiderinva says: Jun 3, 2013 1:13 PM

    I am sure that this is all the fault of Mark Davis because he fired PR Director Zak Gilberts.

    Damn you Mark…..

  5. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 3, 2013 1:52 PM

    I’m sure we all can understand the hesitancy to accepting a life living in Atlanta no matter how short a tune period it is.

  6. bigpap says: Jun 3, 2013 4:01 PM

    knowing Seymour, im sure he wants way too much money.

    atl would be crazy to give it to him. he dogs it on the field all the time.

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