Long-term deal or franchise tag coming for Seymour

NFL_seymour.jpgWhen the Oakland Raiders gave up a 2011 first-round pick for Patriots defensive Richard Seymour, they surely didn’t intend to have him on the team for only a year.

And he’ll apparently be around longer than a year.  Unless someone wants to give up two first-round draft picks for his services.

David White of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday that the Raiders will use the franchise tag on Seymour if they don’t sign him to a long-term deal.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has confirmed the report.

Use of the franchise tag would require the Raiders to offer Seymour a one-year guaranteed contract worth $12.398 million.

50 responses to “Long-term deal or franchise tag coming for Seymour

  1. Umm obviously they are going to do one or the other. I dont think letting him go was ever an option…

  2. Looks like the Raiders now have 2 positions taken care of next year. What about the other 20 starters?

  3. Revisit the Seymour trade today.
    If NE does not trade Seymour did they win/play in the Super Bowl?
    If they did not trade Seymour not only would be discussing Wilfork but also what to do with Seymour?
    Richard Seymour is a great player but as a Pats fan and a Seymour fan BB made a very smart decision for the future of the team. $1 draft choice is gold!
    Just my opinion which I am sure people will disagree.

  4. I’m hoping he gets tagged. Davis has already screwed up the market for CB’s and K’s. Worst NFL owner.

  5. He’ll sign a long term deal with Oakland for far more than he would have been offered elsewhere. You can count on Al to overpay a veteran player who’s best days are in the rearview mirror of another team.

  6. Seymour will never sign a long term with Crazy Al’s NFL Trainwreck. He’ll force them to tag him them as long as they want to keep him.
    Bet you wished you’d worked it out with the Pats don’t you Big Sey ?

  7. Patriots defense was horrible without Seymour and Vince Wilfork was really exposed this past season without him on the d-line. It was a bad trade for both teams but its pretty clear the Patriots made a HUGE mistake letting him go.

  8. I still can’t understand this trade. Does Al understand that the team he owns runs a 4-3 defense? Where the hell does Seymour fit in?

  9. Harrison your an Idiot. If you’ve read or heard anything Seymour has to say about the Raiders, it’s been nothing but good. He likes the direction the Raiders are going and want’s to be part of the team that brought them back to greatness. He would love nothing more than to have a long-term contract with the Raiders.

  10. I clearly love what al davis is doing, hope seymour sticks around in oakland, great veteren presence on a team less far from good than they get credit for

  11. That’s cute and all, but if you actually use common sense logic… If he chooses to be tagged instead of a 3-4 year contract, he will only be 31 this time next year, 32 by the time season gets going. Who do you think is going to try to give him a 3-4 year contract then? Inlcuding the Raiders.
    He would be exposing himself to showing his age if he has even a minor injury.
    ———-
    HarrisonHits says:
    February 18, 2010 4:21 PM
    Seymour will never sign a long term with Crazy Al’s NFL Trainwreck.

  12. he didnt screw the market on kickers.
    the entire league is laughing at that deal.
    16m for drug addled kicker with a strong leg? idiotic.
    al davis is dumber than sarah palin.
    not by much….

  13. @ HarrisonsHits
    If Seymour, Dick (as he’s listed in the phone book) is stupid, he will never sign a long term contract with Crazy Al. This is likely his last shot at a long term deal. He got his rings, was disrespected on his way out of NE, and now he needs the money. He’ll be 31 this year and getting tagged for a year will just make it harder to justify a big-money deal to an old prick like him in 2011 and beyond–especially if he has another weak season like he did in 2009.

  14. If he does sign a long term deal, you know Al is going to overpay like he always does. I’m sure it will put the deals Jared Allen signed two years ago and the one Albert Haynesworth got last year to shame.

  15. The Raiders will have him signed prior to having to use the tag. I hear that Wilforks wife really took notice of the Janokowski deal with comments on her Twitter Page about the deal.
    The Raiders have set the market for the top corner, punter and kicker in the NFL as they should holding the best at each position.
    The fun part is going to be other NFL teams having to sign their players at those positions, pay up or they are gone boys.
    Maybe Nnamdi and his saying Revis and him would be playing together one day was not that far off, Jets will pay or he is gone. And Wilfork wants paid New England, he is almost all you have on D, or you can shit all over him like you did Seymour.

  16. Ok I woul lik to clear sometg up.Tatampats fan ia dork.
    I live In NE, pats fans are the wors12years ago you coldnt find a pats fan. They in even watch football or tey were cowboys or whoever wo the superbowl that year fans. Trust me on his There is n such ting as a patriot fan.
    also most “pats fans” are very fat and ave no Girlfriend or they are married to a fat cow. Or they are married but the wife cheat on them. I know that from lots of personal encouters. I use to pick up married chicks hat husbands were pats fan, I loved it when I wold make the girls sCream RAIDER NATION When I was tagging that.
    SO there u go a little lesso on the “patriots fan”
    (sorry for mis spelled words keyboard keeps freezing)

  17. Seymour has the rings and now will get overpaid to remain with a trash Raiders team…sounds like a good situation for him to be in.
    Its a good thing for everyone else that the Patriots keep trading out of the draft…maybe if they actually started replacing the players when need be they wouldn’t be in a decline. I’m sure that Raiders #1 will turn into a #2 and a future #1 for the Pats…BB is a good coach and can get by with a handful of talent, Brady, and some shwag extras…but they would have never fallen off on the defensive side if they hadn’t refused to draft some LB’s/CB’s and even o-line over the past 3 years…Putting off the high % picks is nice…but relying on 5 4th rounders to step up each season isn’t getting those Aging/Declining Vets off the team anytime soon….
    Future Headline—Pats trade out of first 2 rounds for future/better picks….and then midseason
    Pats bring back Seau from retirement…

  18. Not a pats or raiders fan, but I love the fact that this article is accompanied by a picture of Seymour in a patriots uniform, and not one in a raiders uniform. lol.

  19. mustbechris……..he fits in everywhere seeings how he can play DT and DE. We just need our LB’s to step in and get some stops on the run. Kinda tough when Al is completely against Zone Coverage. But thats what needs to happen.

  20. short term pats hurt without seymour.
    but they werent going to the sb anyway. long term, they will be back.

  21. One thing always makes me smile; no matter how hard these years are for the franchise and my beloved team – there are always people out there who so intensely hate Al Davis that they provide great entertainment and a distraction from all the other stuff. Cracks me up – all day long.
    As for Seymour, he evidently is happy to stay in Oaktown. As always, a fair contract is a central part of the conversation. Al Davis may overpay a lot, but he’s always willing to loosen up the cash for a play he thinks will help the team. That’s one are in which he is better than a lot of the other NFL owners.

  22. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says:
    “Seymour . . . likes the direction the Raiders are going and want’s to be part of the team that brought them back to greatness. He would love nothing more than to have a long-term contract with the Raiders.”
    If the truth will set you free you must be sitting in a cell somewhere.

  23. Florio will either ride Brett’s nuts or he won’t. Can I have a job Mike. I can write the same crap you do.

  24. # ampats says: February 18, 2010 4:06 PM
    Richard Seymour is a great player but as a Pats fan and a Seymour fan BB made a very smart decision for the future of the team. $1 draft choice is gold!
    Just my opinion which I am sure people will disagree.
    _____________________________________
    #1 draft picks aren’t “Gold” they’re an unknown commodity (see our 1st round picks as evidence..well actually they were predicted to fail for the most part). Crazy Al aside, 1st picks (and there after) really are unknown. There is no measure except for college, and that doesn’t always work.
    Seymour is a “known”. Our other front 3 guys played much better this year due to the attention from O-lineman Seymour commanded. If we had linebackers who can stop a run less than 5-7 yards down field, it would be an impressive front four. They seemed to play 1/2 the time in the other teams backfield. Lots of penetration.
    With our history, I will take a “known” over an unknown. I am glad the pick is gone. We would have just taken another worthless sprinter with it anyway.

  25. Hey ” truth will set you free” no doubt in everyones mind you are in reality that idiot Herrera ? When All goes to the bathroom do you follow and handle his clean-up ? You coments are ridiculous ! You and dead Al belong in the same dark hole!

  26. Tag or long term deal, could you PLEASE update the photo to put Seymour in a Raiders uniform? That is totally disrespectful to Seymour and Raiders Nation to show him in a Pats uniform. Besides, it might remind Al whose team Seymour is on.

  27. I don’t know why I read PFT comments anyway. All they do is make one dumber for even looking. *sigh*

  28. Barometer says:
    February 18, 2010 5:35 PM
    Tag or long term deal, could you PLEASE update the photo to put Seymour in a Raiders uniform? That is totally disrespectful to Seymour and Raiders Nation to show him in a Pats uniform. Besides, it might remind Al whose team Seymour is on.
    ————————————————-
    I too was wondering why you showed him in a Pats uni instead of a Raiders one, then I realized that it was probably just a screen-capture off of a televised game, and since the Raiders are always blacked-out, you had nothing to use.

  29. raidersteve413
    Your paragraph speaks for itself. Tell your mom that you need a real computer so you can communicate with someone outside the Disney network!
    By the way genius, couldn’t find a Pats fan 12 years ago? That makes the year 1998.
    The NE Pats games have been sold out with a waiting list since 1994.Thats at least a few fans.
    Enjoy your mac’n cheese dinner.

  30. The Raiders will have to franchise him. I highly doubt Seymour would ever sign a long-term deal wih that dumpster of a franchise.

  31. EdgarSnyder says: February 18, 2010 4:47 PM
    he didnt screw the market on kickers.
    the entire league is laughing at that deal.
    16m for drug addled kicker with a strong leg? idiotic.
    al davis is dumber than sarah palin.
    not by much….
    ————————————————-
    Spoken like a true ignoramus(or should I say posted).

  32. The talk about Seymour not wanting to stay in Oakland is warranted, but look at it this way: If your place of work was as crappy as everyone in the world thinks it is, but backs a Brinks truck overflowing with cash money, wouldn’t you stay at that shit job?
    I look at this two ways.
    First, Al Davis is great for players and I say (type) that with a straight face. True, he is overpaying for players. However, as a player who’s getting that money, you have to be delighted. And in turn, other players in the league will look at those contracts and have a barometer of where a deal they want should start.
    Second, Davis’ wheeling-and-dealing has an impact on other owners in the league. Players and agents will be clamoring to get deals Davis hands out to his players. It will force frugal owners to open their checkbooks or watch players go to other teams. And I like that. Owners should be paying the people who make championships possible and it’s the players and coaches.
    I understand many people believe Al Davis is old and senile and that may or may not be true.
    But you have to give credit to a man who is willing to open his checkbook and pay tons of money to players he believes are helping his team.
    I’m sure if a competent, successful, and much younger owner did something like this, praise would be flooding the PFT comments.
    The Raiders may not have had an impressive record the last nine or ten year, but, the owner knows how to take care of his own.

  33. “He would love nothing more than to have a long-term contract with the Raiders. ”
    that would make him the only one.
    remember when he got traded? he refused to even look at that trainwreck of a football team.
    hes probably saying all the right things now because he knows that there is no way anyone else is going to pay him since hes on the decline. no one else but the Raiders, crazy al will probably sign him to a record deal that he doesnt deserve, just like every other player al signs.

  34. I take it there was no picture of a smiling Seymour in a Raiders uniform?
    Yeah, that sounds about right.

  35. Why the hell wouldn’t he want to sign a long term deal? No one is going to give him more $$$ than the Raiders and he should be getting a big pay day. He’s already won 3 rings, why not make as much $$ as you can.

  36. “If the truth will set you free you must be sitting in a cell somewhere.”
    ROFL post of the day

  37. Typical ignorant hating by some commenters. Take the easy jab at the team whose down. Instead try being an educated fan and try to speak out of your mouth and not your ass.
    As to Seymour not wanting to come to Oakland:
    “It was definitely a shocker,” he commented. “I was definitely caught off guard by the trade.”
    After the announced deal, many speculated whether or not he was going to report and why it was taking so long for him to make his way to Oakland. Be he cleared up the rumor stating:
    “No, it was never anything like that. It was still a shocker. For me, it was how do I make this work. I have kids in school. What’s the best environment for them to be in?”
    As to re-signing in Oakland:
    “I’m in a unique situation where obviously, I played out my contract, I’ve one my time there and I’ve talked to Mr. [Al] Davis before I left and he said he would be getting in contact with my agent to try to work a deal out.”
    Then, for the first time this season, Seymour outwardly stated his desire to stay in Silver & Black: “I would like to re-sign out in Oakland, because I think its always, when you can be a foundation piece and help turn an organization around, I think that’s a challenge for me.”
    He explained why:
    “I’m willing to take on that responsibility and that challenge and help being a part of bringing in some good guys that really can make a difference. I really enjoyed putting on the Silver & Black.”
    Straight from the horses mouth. Go ahead and say he didn’t mean it. I forgot that you know more about what a man is thinking than he does.

  38. For all the dumbasses on this site that constantly put there foot in their mouth over and over again. Here is the article that I was reffering too.
    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2009/10/richard-seymour-to-stay-with-raiders-i-want-to-be-here-for-the-turnaround/1
    Keep sucking Florio’s Nuts you idiots. You believe everything you read on this site accept the truth.
    @Junior: Thanks for the pickup buddy. It’s nice to know people out here actually research stuff before they open there big mouths.

  39. Seymour holds a grudge against the Pats because he thinks they disrespected him. He’s about to find out that even loser teams like the Raiders don’t care. There’s no way he’ll accept what the Raiders offer him because he’s always gonna believe he deserves more. So the Raiders will franchise him and he’ll add another team to his hate-list. This will go on for a couple/three years until he no longer has marketable ability, and then (perhaps, but I doubt it) he’ll realize that there’s more to an NFL career than trying to squeeze every last dollar out of the experience.

  40. More economical to tag him then having to pay him a huge signing bonus. Gotta give him props . Seemed like he has already taken on the role of being a leader on the team. He is doing it with his actions and not his words.
    Gotta admit that was pretty profound news by David White. For a minute there I thought they traded their first round pick just for one year. Keep up the good work David.

  41. @CaptainFantastik
    Sey, would rather get tagged?
    Risk injury For that whole year without getting Guranteed Money.
    You are tripping if you think any NFL player would rather get tagged then Signed….
    Keep Smokin.

  42. EdgarSnyder “drug addled kicker” what are you talking about? when was the last time seabass was in trouble? college? or maybe his first year in the league. get a clue.
    truth is he should have been in the pro bowl not that choke artist from sd.

  43. i love people talkin about Seabass getting to much money…ask the Redskins,Cowboys and Chargers how important the kicking game is…

  44. Hey ! ” truth will set you free” Did you help Dead Al with his bowel movement today ? U still tow the pathetic Raider BS !

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