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Seymour `exclusive’ franchise player

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The Raiders think so much of Richard Seymour even two first-round draft picks wouldn’t suffice as compensation.

Although the club has made no announcement, Seymour was the only one of six franchise players league wide to be given the “exclusive” designation, meaning no other teams can negotiate with him, according to an NFL press release.

The Raiders have since summed up their most signifcant personnel move of the offseason in two sentences and 24 words on their Web site.

As a non-exclusive franchise free agent, Seymour would have been free to field other offers, with the Raiders getting the choice to either match the offer or accept a pair of first-round draft picks in return. That would be twice as much as they paid New England to get him, having shipped their 2011 first-round pick to the Patriots.

As an exclusive free agent, Seymour will receive a minimum of $12.398 million for the season. The exclusive designation gives the player the average of the top five salaries at his position in 2009 (the $12.398 figure), the average of the top five salaries as of April 15, 2010, or 120 percent of their salary the previous year, whichever figure is greater.

If Julius Peppers lands a monster contract during free agency, it could drive Seymour’s 2010 price up.

The Raiders also used the exclusive designations with Charles Woodson and Nnamdi Asomugha.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderRockstar

    why the heck did we not keep Frantz Joseph?

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    he lacked “Raider speed”

    same reason we kept Hiram Eugene & let Rashad Baker walk

  • RaiderRockstar

    I agree with you on …

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    Jhill: better have that hot country wife of yours take your temp!

  • Frantz joseph was too slow.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Frantz Joseph = Rey Lewis

    just ask Raider O!

  • jhill

    Not the first time RRS …

    We agreed on Huff from the outset.

    I think the only thing we’ve really disagreed on were things related to Russell.

    Oh, and that Zack Miller needs to work on his blocking skills.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Zack Miller needs to work on his blocking skills

    ***

    LOL!

    oh yes. I remember

    I also question guys like Satele & Walker in the starting lineup and guys like Carlisle, Green, Barnes, Pears, etc even being on the roster …

  • RaiderRockstar

    OT: Mario Henderson, Chester Pitts, Tra Thomas, Rookie
    OG: Robert Gallery, Jahri Evans, Langston Walker, Mike Goff
    C: Casey Wiegmann, Samson Satele

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    Jhill: your thoughts?

  • jhill

    I also question guys like Satele & Walker in the starting lineup and guys like Carlisle, Green, Barnes, Pears, etc even being on the roster …

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    I have no problem with Langston Walker at RG. I’m going to go ahead and put my stake in the ground and say he should be our starting RG next year moving Carlisle to a backup role.

    Satele was the 2nd rated C coming out of college behind Khalil. He HAS to be better next year, but I’ totally on board with bringing in Mawae!

    I have no problem with Pears, Barnes, and Green as backups.

  • It must be fun being a Raider beat writer. Having to sit there everyday and pretend you’re covering a real NFL football team with an actual chance to compete, breaking down positions, trying to appease fans that are so delusional they make Jim Jones’ punch drinkers look like cynics. You probably have enough to do an expose on Al Davis and other partners that would just topple what’s left of his crumbling empire, but the words “Bob Padeky” scare you out of doing it. Well, at least you’re getting paid, Jerry. These fans who still believe and sit in here and break the team down by position? Yikes.

  • RaiderRockstar

    whats going on MR?

    any big plans for the weekend?

    Ron Wolf signing autographs anywhere?

  • Trade DMAC for Ron Wolf!

  • Trade DMAC for Art Spander!

  • jhill

    Daunta Robinson anyone ?????

  • Trade DMAC for Joe Rudi!

  • RaiderRockstar

    trade Amy Trask, John Herrera, Keith Rowen, Tom Delaney, Jon Kingdon & Tom Cable for another franchise tag to use on Sam Williams!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Robinson is going to break the bank.

    hopefully nowhere near the AFC West …

  • RaiderfanNY

    Big Al’s decision to make Seymour an “exclusive” franchise player is the latest sign of how delusional he is.

    As if another team would have been willing to trade 2 first-round picks for him. Not a chance of that. Seymour is a good, but from-from-great player at this point.

    In fact, getting 2 first-round picks for Seymour would be a dream for the Raiders. But Big Al wanted to make sure it couldn’t happen.

    The next step is for Big Al to way overpay Seymour for his 4 lousy sacks.

  • Keith Rowen is no Joe Rudi.

  • Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Trade DMAC for Joe Rudi!

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    I played baseball with Joe Rudi’s son in AAU

  • RaiderRockstar

    The next step is for Big Al to way overpay Seymour for his 4 lousy sacks.

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    I’d wait until Peppers cashes in and offer him half of that.

  • Did he name it Charlie Finley Rudi? lol

  • jhill

    Al’s going to throw some $ at someone not on our roster. Wonder who?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Al’s going to throw some $ at someone not on our roster. Wonder who?

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    Antonio Bryant or Shawne Merriman. maybe both

  • RaiderfanNY

    Big Al should at least try to sign Seymour before Peppers signs somewhere and the asking price for DE soars. But I doubt the old man will figure it out.

    It would have made much more sense to keep our 2011 first-round pick and sign Peppers now. He has much more left than Seymour (which is why the Pats were willing to trade him).

    Not having that pick next year will hurt big-time.

  • Michael.

    They are some Real Estate guys now, but they used to live in Modesto.

    My frkn dad followed around Joe Rudi during the games and was like an old-school groupie.

    It was embarressing.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I also think theres a slight chance he’ll go after Adewale Ogunleye, Jevon Kearse, Brandon Marshall or Vincent Jackson …

  • The Big Banana

    # RaiderfanNY Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Big Al should at least try to sign Seymour before Peppers signs somewhere and the asking price for DE soars. But I doubt the old man will figure it out.

    It would have made much more sense to keep our 2011 first-round pick and sign Peppers now. He has much more left than Seymour (which is why the Pats were willing to trade him).

    Not having that pick next year will hurt big-time.
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    And Davis didn’t need to use the exclusive tag. Like any other team would have signed Seymour to the huge contract that his agent will demand AND be willing to fork over two 1st rounders. Davis is such a paranoid dude.

  • jhill

    Marshall or Jackson?

    You think those guys will hit the open market?

  • raiderzmaverick

    I won’t call DHB a bust, but somehow he’s got to improve on his catching. He wasn’t even open all that much and when he was dropped as much as he caught. I think having a QB with touch like Grads throwing to him will help too as I saw a ton of other WRs drop Russell thrown balls also

  • raiderzmaverick

    Hell I’d take Brandon Marshall. He’s a whiner but he’s productive as hell.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Marshall or Jackson?

    You think those guys will hit the open market?

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    they haven’t been tendered yet. as of now they’ll become unrestricted on friday, March 5th

  • RaiderRockstar

    RFA’s can negotiate with any club through a certain date. If the restricted free agent accepts an offer sheet from a new club, his old club has “right of first refusal,” a seven-day period in which it may match the offer and retain him, or choose not to match the offer, in which case it may receive one or more draft picks for the upcoming draft from the player’s new club. If an offer sheet is not executed, the player’s rights revert to his old club the day after negotiations must end.

  • The Big Banana

    They will be tendered, don’t worry. It’d be foolish for their teams not to tender them. Relatively cheap to do so.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Examples of possible outcomes ***

    In addition to the following outcomes, if a player does not receive an offer sheet from his original team, he becomes an unrestricted free agent. If a player signs the offer sheet from his original team, he remains with that team.

    Team declining to match offer sheet:

    Carolina Panthers cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr. was a restricted free agent in the 2006 offseason. Based on the tender placed on Manning by the Panthers, the team would receive a third-round pick in the NFL Draft if Manning signed with another team. On April 21, the Chicago Bears signed Manning to an offer sheet – a five-year contract worth up to $23 million. Although the Panthers had a full week to decide if they wanted to match the offer sheet, they announced on April 24 that they would not match. At this time, Manning became a member of the Bears and the Panthers received a third-round draft choice in the 2006 draft from Chicago.

    Team matching offer sheet:

    Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Reggie Wells was a restricted free agent in the 2006 offseason. On March 17, the Buffalo Bills signed him to an offer sheet – a five-year deal worth approximately $18 million. Four days later on March 21, the Cardinals matched the Bills’ offer sheet for Wells, and he reverted to the Cardinals.

    Team consummating a trade:

    The Miami Dolphins offered wide receiver Wes Welker a second-round tender in 2007. Although it was widely rumored that the New England Patriots would offer Welker a seven-year, $35 million deal, the Patriots ultimately traded their second- and seventh-round draft picks to the Dolphins for Welker, signing Welker to a five-year, $18 million contract.

  • Maybe Al put the non-excluisve on scritcly because he wants to be the only horse in the race as far as negotiating a long-term deal with Dick.

    If Richard wants a long-term deal prior to the pending lockout, Al is the market-maker.

  • jhill

    I really think we can plug our holes in the draft. We may not need to go the FA route this year.

    MLB – Rd 1
    DT – Rd 2
    RT – Rd 3
    CB – Rd 3
    FB – Rd 4

  • RaiderRockstar

    MLB – Rd 1
    DT – Rd 2
    RT – Rd 3
    CB – Rd 3
    FB – Rd 4

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    I wouldn’t be upset over this, but I would prefer …

    DT
    CB
    OL
    OL
    FB
    (in that order)

    or

    OL
    DT
    OL
    CB
    FB

    OL at the present time being guard & tackle. Best case scenario would be to get Jahri Evans in FA and draft a center and tackle

  • 24

    Tom Cable to speak at the NFL Combine on Sunday at 3pm.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Tom Cable to speak at the NFL Combine on Sunday at 3pm.

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    is that before or after we see that speedster WR from Clemson run the forty ???

    Davis & Cable will be at a loss for words!

  • RaiderRon

    JHILL,

    Curious bro, when was the last time this team “plug the holes in the draft” as you say???

  • jhill

    They tried to GIVE the MLB position to Ricky Brown last year. Clear sign that they are not happy with Kirk.

    The question is simply is Mario Henderson the guy at LT. If not, I think we go best athlete on the board.

  • jhill

    Didn’t you say earlier that WR and QB were a need when Al drafted them?

    Was S a need when we drafted Huff?

    Didn’t we need a S last year after letting Wilson walk?

    Were Zach Miller and Brandon Meyers needs picks?

    How many examples do you need?

  • RaiderRon

    Oh, so in your lil world picking guys who cant play constitutes “filling a need”. Ok, got it. Brandon Meyers?? LOL!!

  • 24

    What bothers me about Morrison is the team had a great run stopper in Danny (Hammerhead) Clark when they drafted Morrison. Both Morrison and Clark had a great year during Morrison’s rookie season at Weak Outside Linebacker. So what do the Raiders do? They draft Thomas Howard, start him at Weakside, cut Clark and start Morrison at the middle. That didn’t make any sense at all.

    They should have kept Morrison at Weak, Clark at Middle and they should have started Howard at the Strong Side since he was great in coverage and would always be positioned right over the TE but years later, they’re not happy with the run support by Morrison in the middle and they have since tried Howard on the Strong side. How do I know these things but the coaching staff doesn’t?

  • jhill

    Ronda,

    What does filling a need mean in your humongus world?

    I thought taking a position OF NEED in the draft was filling a need. Didn’t the coach talk about finding a TE to marry with Miller so we could run 2 TEs and get Miller out into the patterns?

    I don’t know why you even try Ronda, lol! What silly question do you have next? How long before you alter ego Dude appears, lol!

  • RaiderRon

    24,

    You know these things because you know more about the game and the players than the NFL coaches on the Raiders staff do. Simple as that, bud.

  • jhill

    4 most important postions in a 4-3 according to the discussion this morning on NFL Network …

    RDE, 3 technique DT, Weakside LB, and corner.

  • RaiderRon

    Filling a need with a guy who cant play is not filling a need, tough guy. Drafting a guy who CAN play at a position of need is how its supposed to be done. Al Davis just doesnt know how to identify these guys. But to a brainiac like yourself it appears he has done a great job at it as evidence in the fact that the Raiders are working on 8 10plus loss seasons in a row. Yep, the needs have been filled to perfection! LOL. Freakn moron.

  • jhill

    Ronda,

    Who says the needs have been filled to perfection?

    So in your enlightened opinion, Brandon Meyers can’t play? I wonder if you could get ONE other person to agree with you on that, lol!

    Are you trying to change the subject to how many losing seasons we’ve had, lol! A little lost on your drafting for needs point?

  • jhill

    RaiderRon Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    QB and WR were needs.

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    So which is it Ronda? QB and WR were needs when Al drafted those positions, but in the next breath you say we don’t fill our needs in the draft. LMFAO!