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.