Richard Seymour agrees to new contract with Raiders

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Richard Seymour is sticking with the Oakland Raiders.

Seymour, the defensive tackle whose contract expired at the end of the 2010 season, has agreed to a new contract with the Raiders, according to multiple reports.

The terms of the new contract are not yet known. Jim Trotter of reports that it’s a two-year deal with $22.5 million in guarantees and the potential to make $30 million. But Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that it’s a four-year deal.

Seymour has said he expects to remain in Oakland and this deal appears to fulfill that expectation. It also means the Raiders won’t need to use the franchise tag to hold onto Seymour. Oakland may now use the franchise tag on tight end Zach Miller.

The Raiders acquired Seymour in a trade with the Patriots before the 2009 season. New England reaceived Oakland’s first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in this year’s NFL draft.

37 responses to “Richard Seymour agrees to new contract with Raiders

  1. So let me get this straight, senile old Al landed a future HOF’er for a possible total of 6 seasons (2 already banked) for a measly unproven 1st rounder?

    ….yeah and he unloaded Randy on the Pats…..


  2. Why the heck would he stay there? Why not see if he could end up with the Colts or someone who’s a contender and needs a run-stopper?

  3. I’ll always love Big Sey for his contribution to 3 Super Bowl championships. Too bad it couldn’t have worked out for him here in New England.

    Not sure why he’d want to sign that deal rot with the Raiders, going 7-9 every year until he retires, but to each his own.

  4. Awesome move by the black and silver. Like it or now the Raiders are on the move a little set back getting rid of Cable but this organization is moving in the right direction… finally.

  5. The Patriots were not going to pay Seymour the kind of money the Raiders have to keep him happy. Some times you just have to move on. The Patriots made the right business decision two years ago and Seymour ended up the happier for it. He won the titles in NE and can afford to play for the money from here on out.

  6. Had to pay him like a QB to stay. Only place he’d get that kind of money. No brainer, he’s soon to be retired anyway.

  7. Definitely good news! A good sign the Silver & Black are moving in the right direction. Let’s re-sign some more players before we bring in new ones.

  8. Thank god, it would have sucked to lose him and not have that 1st round pick. Sure they could have franchised him, but we have no idea if it will be available with the new CBA and it is just good to lock him up so we don’t have to go through this again next year.

  9. Big Sey staying in Oaktown might be just what keeps the Raider FAs in Silver and Black. Leader and straight baller. You can hate on him all you want but he WANTS to be a Raider and a difference maker. He’s no dummy. He must see something great is about to happen in Oaktown.

    I bet they draft a stud DT to get mentored by Big Sey.

  10. Sweet news!!

    For an owner who has been said to be senile, AD is making some awesome moves this off-season… Now lets lock up Nmamdi and Z Miller so the rest of the NFL can continue to sweat the ‘Return to Glory’ of the Silver & Black this season!!

  11. Once again, the tuck rule was the right call. The Raiders had their chance the next season, and got beat by 800 touchdowns by the Bucs.

    Fat lazy Seymour was always about the money. He could have been a hall of famer, but decided to half-ass it after 2004.

  12. Just finish .500 baby!

    And no the Tuck Rule was not correct. Watch that play in slo mo……Brandy clearly gets both hands back on the ball before it’s stripped. Fumble.

  13. where are all the haters now that said he would never sign w/ the raiders.

    Once a raider always a raider….the entire team is coming back next year. That includes Bush, Gallery, Nnamd, and Miller. They all have some unfinished business to take care of.

  14. For all those saying, “I thought nobody wanted to play in Oakland” did you miss the part where Al made Seymour the highest paid defensive player in the league?

  15. sharkcatcher says:Feb 16, 2011 1:04 PM
    Seymour .Kelly Houston N Shaunasty…..this D line is sick!

      your forgetting trevor Scott too… this d line has a nice blend of vets and young more than decent talent, every year I’m so excited about the secondary, but this year I can’t wait to see what this front four can do, next thing the raiders need is to replace groves with Howard, and if asomoguah stays, one db that doesn’t get beat would make this D something to rave about, oh an whoever said the tuck call was right, did u miss the refs apology to the team the day after that game? If u did the refs apologized for getting the call WRONG, sorry dude…

  16. Seymour & the Raiders: Two losers that deserve each other. Now go pull more hair & lose more.

  17. I can understand Seymour taking the $22 million guaranteed while it’s on the table. As for the Raiders, it would have been tough for them to trade a first-round pick for Seymour and then lose him to free agency before the aforementioned draft pick is even used by New England.

  18. “Why the heck would he stay there? Why not see if he could end up with the Colts or someone who’s a contender and needs a run-stopper?”

    That doesn’t work anymore. Only one team wins the superbowl, and it’s getting harder and harder to try and pick that one team each year. Plus, factor in the moving to a new town, getting to know new players. Maybe if you’re new in the league it’s worth it, but not for a guy like Richard. He’s a special player and Al knows this. He’s in a good situation, the money is good, and the team is moving forward. He’ll retire as a Raider, with a Raider superbowl ring. watch.

  19. This contract just took the fade out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes.

    And you still don’t have a QB. Or a proven head coach.

    The usual insane optimism from the crazies.

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