clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Richard Seymour Staying With Oakland Raiders

New, comments
Getty Images

Days before the 2009 season, the Oakland Raiders made a shocking trade with the New England Patriots giving up a 2011 first round draft pick for the rights to DT Richard Seymour. No one saw the move coming and it's still one of the most surprising moves I've seen in recent years.

Anyway, Seymour obviously wasn't happy about the trade at first but went to Oakland and played out his contact in 2009, and then was given the franchise tag in 2010. 

He wasn't under contract for 2011 but Jim Trotter of reports the two sides have agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract that will pay him $22.5 million guaranteed.

This is a good move for Oakland because 1.) they keep a good player around and 2.) it frees up the franchise tag to potentially be used on TE Zach MIller. Seymour made the Pro Bowl this year and Miller is one of the best young tight ends in the game. The Raiders got better with this move, if you ask me.

It's also getting close to the time the Chiefs should be paying attention to the contracts given to top defensive tackles as Chiefs DE Glenn Dorsey is entering year four of his five-year rookie contract.