The Raiders and defensive tackle Richard Seymour have come to terms on a deal that will keep him in silver and black for two years in exchange for a whopping $30 million dollars that will include $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
The deal allows Oakland to avoid using a franchise tag on Seymour for a second straight season. He got about $12.4 million last season and would have been in line for a salary of about $14.9 million next season with the tag.
The Raiders gave New England a 2011 first-round pick for Seymour before the 2009 season and owner Al Davis made it a priority to keep Seymour.
The deal also frees the Raiders up to use the tag to keep another potential free agent, such as tight end Zach Miller.