There has been talk about the future of Richard Seymour in Oakland, as the team had already given up a number one for him, and there was talk about if he was going to be back with the team next season. It appears now that he will, as reports from various sources say that he will be with the Raiders long term.
When 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.