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Seymour signs tender

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 11:40 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders announced on their Twitter account that defensive end Richard Seymour had signed his exclusive franchise tender, meaning all free agents are present and accounted for and should be to camp on time.

Next up for the Raiders is the process of getting rookies signed and into camp, something they’ve done extremely well with the lone exception of the JaMarcus Russell hold out. Last year’s top pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, missed just one practice while his agents were tying up loose ends.

In a year where restricted and unrestricted free agents aren’t signing tenders in the wake of an uncapped year and an ensuing collective bargaining agreement, the Raiders got all their RFAs in for offseason workouts and now will have Seymour in tow for Napa.

Seymour will make nearly $12.398 million on his tender but can still negotiate a long-term deal.

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  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Only $35 here, they are a rockin, rollin, and setting the place on fire, if you need some cash Mista, send me an e-mail, I’ll help you out and educate you at the same time!!!!

  • buckeyeraider

    Damn Mista,
    You’re in an unusually foul mood tonight. Even by your standards. Everything OK? Did you just come in here to vent your frustations? WTF.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    I think O-Bama is sponsoring this tour, trade in your cheese points for a concert!!!!!!Win, Win!

  • JB

    MB

    No I really don’t see the similarities. Atkinson’s main strength was his intimidation factor. He’d clothesline a receiver as he tried to go by. He’d also be very physical with receivers and runners alike. Every tackle came with a forearm shot along side the head. They can’t do the things he did in today’s game. I’m not sure he would be very effective in today’s game. So far, Hiram Eugene is at best a back-up. I’m not sure he will progress beyond that.

    Surprisingly so, I have all the goodies you mention and I do enjoy watching the Raiders of Old. Thank you for reminding me of that. Fortunately it’s our short term memory that goes. The long term memory remains solid. That way the Raiders I remember best are those that help build the History of the S&B. We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them.

  • Kirk

    Seymour did not record a single sack in the last 10 games of last season.

    Overrated and overpaid.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    JB, Mike Mitchell fits that mold, hope he dosen’t forget it!

  • ottocrat

    R.I.P Manute. You were a good man. Oakland will always luv ya!

  • JB

    Kirk

    I think you’ll see a much improved Seymour this year. He was always double and triple blocked last year. He was also new to our defense – the same defense with a total void at LB. This year the line will be dominate from end to end. The new LB’s will help change the complexion of the defense. Seymour and Houston will be a terror on the right side. Just wait & see – you won’t be disappointed.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    JB, I was at the Raider/Pats game when Blackmon was taken out. 40 Feet away, Raider football, they do not play the same since, sorry…we have lost the swagger, not to mean we have to break peoples necks, but I have noticed the change in this team since then….

  • JB

    # 860Todd Christensen Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    JB, Mike Mitchell fits that mold, hope he doesn’t forget it!
    *************************

    He does but unfortunately the rules today will not allow a player to do the things that Atkinson got away with. Too bad as it was a good thing to see when your guy was on the delivering side.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Seriously sacks arent the only measure of a dlinemans value. If that were the case Lance Johnstone and Rod Coleman are two of the raiders greatest ever.

  • Kirk

    JB, I agree we had to sign him, we had little choice.

    I hope you are right.

    One thing is for sure, our team is going to be much, much better this year.

  • buckeyeraider

    Otto,
    Yes, he was a good man. I remember I saw a human interest piece on him once, where he was raising money and even using his own to build hospitals for the poor in Africa. A decent human being.

    And one not afraid to live life to the fullest, and not afraid to poke fun at himself. Didn’t he fight William “The Fridge” Perry in one of those celebrity boxing matches?
    RIP.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    JB, Tatum ruled….

  • JB

    Unfortunately, some necks were broken. The rules did have to change to protect the players. Daryl Stingley would attest to that fact. Jack Tatum, to this day, regrets that hit that put Stingley in the wheelchair forever.

    You are right about the swagger but I do see some of hat returning especially with the likes of Seymour & Houston.

  • JB

    Gotta run guys. Nice discussion all. Even you too MB.

  • YoungAmerican

    It’s a shame that a quality starting LT could who (apparently) fits the ZBS could have been had for mid/late round picks, and the Raiders didn’t make a move. If Quentin Groves was worth a fifth round pick, why isn’t Jammal Brown worth a fourth or a fifth?

  • YoungAmerican

    Part of me is still holding out hope that the Raiders are sitting on a deal for Jared Gaither.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    To YA, everyone was stacking the deck, not picking up the HIGH PRICED anything, they are probably going out on strike, which is going to cost them dearly, in these economic times, people don’t have the money that the League has had access to in past years. It’s called O-Bama fitness, spend Trillions on a path to no-where, just like JaMarcus, the fed’s are behind it!

  • Nnamdi21

    YoungAmerican Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Part of me is still holding out hope that the Raiders are sitting on a deal for Jared Gaither.

    ===============

    Gaither has weight problems and poor work ethic. Sounds familiar…

  • Nnamdi21

    YoungAmerican Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    It’s a shame that a quality starting LT could who (apparently) fits the ZBS could have been had for mid/late round picks, and the Raiders didn’t make a move. If Quentin Groves was worth a fifth round pick, why isn’t Jammal Brown worth a fourth or a fifth?

    ====================

    The Raiders took Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell BOTH mid round left tackle prospects.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    N21, I’m in!

  • Nnamdi21

    buckeyeraider Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    If I may,
    I used to have an NFL films piece on the late Gene Upshaw. It compared his appearance, with his padded forearms to a mummy who broke down the walls of an ancient crypt. Anyway, Upshaw said his favorite part of the game, and his forte really, was pulling and leading a sweep. He was VERY mobile. He said he liked to get out there and see the fear in a db’s eyes, cause the lil sucka didn’t know what to do or where to hide.

    Now, fast forward. The comparison comes in to B Campbell. At the combine the guy ran like a TE, at 310 freakin lbs. VERY mobile. If you watch his youtube highlights, he looks very adept at getting outside and leading sweeps. He sent some dudes flyin.

    That’s the comparison JB was getting at, I believe. He certainly wasn’t implying Bruce Campbell is a future hall of famer or anything.

    Some people just need to blow things all out of proportion, I guess.

    ====================

    Campbell looks good and he can run. The bad news? He’s waaay green. The good news? He appears to be coachable.

    He’s definitely mobile but run blocking, traps, sweeps cuts all of it, he needs serious work and he suffered an injury plaugued 2009.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    When the Raiders Blitzed The Steelers repeatedly, this defence became a team, sorry we lost it after that game.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Out everyone, have a good evening, east coast here, up @ 5 am, night bro’s

  • YoungAmerican

    Gaither has weight problems and poor work ethic. Sounds familiar…

    —————-

    The difference is that he actually produces on the playing field.

    Don’t get me wrong, I would have preferred Jammal Brown, and that ship has sailed. But the Raiders need to do something about the tackle position. Veldheer may indeed be a very good tackle in the future, but as it stands right now I’m not even sure there’s ONE starting-caliber tackle on the team, much less two.

    Just like last season, Henderson and Barnes are the projected starters. Outside of that, there’s Langston Walker and Erik Pears.

    Gaither is a proven player who is being dangled out there by a team with a lot of depth at the position. In my opinion it would be a shame to not take advantage of that.

    The Raiders o-line would inspire a lot more confidence if it looked like this:
    Gaither – Gallery – Satele – Campbell – Veldheer

    Draft a center next offseason with enough size to take on those big 3-4 NTs and the Raiders are in good shape.

  • buckeyeraider

    G’night everybody.

  • Raiders4eve

    Actually, I don’t think we will win two games against the Chiefs. We can win two games against the Broncos and maybe the Chargers if Jackson and Mcneil both get released or traded. I seriously think Chiefs will shock some teams with the addition of Thomas Jones and having Jamaal Charles in the mix. Cassel will be more familiar with Haley’s offense and Eric Berry might be the ROY in defense. I think the Raiders are better defensive team then the Chiefs but Chiefs offense might be better then ours. If we win both games, then we will win the division as I think the Chargers will fall out to 6-10 and Broncos will be 4-12.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    I just heard about Manute Bol.

    I loved that guy. He always jacked up those crazy 3 pointers–and made quite a few.

    I always liked how he shot his free throws, absolutely no hesitation. The ref gave him the ball and then it was going up insantly.

    47 years, not long enough.

    Give some serious thoughts to where you will spend eternity.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I can tell you right now where you’re going to spend eternity, Sweep. 6 feet in the ground. Well, really, you’re only going to be there for a few weeks before the bugs eat what’s left of you. So, you can stop worrying about that and focusing on getting your life together, now.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # 860Todd Christensen Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    To YA, everyone was stacking the deck, not picking up the HIGH PRICED anything, they are probably going out on strike, which is going to cost them dearly, in these economic times, people don’t have the money that the League has had access to in past years. It’s called O-Bama fitness, spend Trillions on a path to no-where, just like JaMarcus, the fed’s are behind it!

    …………….

    Talks of an impending strike have been going on well before Obama even ran for president. You’re as stupid as they come.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # 860Todd Christensen Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    To all my friends in Cali, There is a…….YES,, Peter Frampton……Concert Tour……on your way. You don’t want to miss it, they are smoking up the East Coast, even if you saw them before, they are rocking out the houses here, do not miss this!!!!!

    …………………

    I’m hoping they have a lot of insulin on hand, and perhaps plenty of fire hoses just to keep the smell tolerable.

  • Thec07

    John Henderson is F@Ckin nuts….
    Has he killed someone on the field yet?

  • priesttj

    Just to add my 2 cents on the B Campbell similar to Gene Upshaw. I see the same similarity and said as much a couple of days ago. The speed with which BC runs is very similar to Uppie including the athleticism.Now no one is saying BC will play to that level only saying with a lot of work which guy’s with good work etheic seem to do he could be a very similar in performance. No promises made no predictions just athletic comparisons.

  • priesttj

    I firmly believe that not only d we se it but the Raiders obviously saw the same thing. After all Uppie was in the 5th draft of Mr Davis’ tenure as owner and GM.

  • JB

    BCampbell could indeed emulate Gene Upshaw. He’s got all the tools including more speed and 60# of more muscle. That equates to big time blocking around the edge on the famous sweep play. He just needs to learn from the coaches and work hard at becoming NFL caliber talent.

  • JB

    I hope John Henderson is a little nuts. It makes for much more effective players. Witness John Matusak, Lyle Alzedo, Otis Sistrunk, Bill Romaniski, George Atkinson, Big Bob Brown, Steve Wisnewski, all players in their own zone.

  • priesttj

    The only thing JB is will we pull and trap the way we used to? This line is very physical in terms of size and athletic they could play whatever style they want but Cable is a ZB type guy hopefully they’ve seen the light. Get more power football in there and hit somebody play with aggressive style.

  • fat kidd

    Oakland Raiders: Rebuilding Process Nearly Complete
    “I love it when a plan comes together!”

    Not even the most adamant Raider-hater can deny the improvements made by the Oakland Raiders this offseason. Accounts describing the extent of this improvement vary depending upon who is doing the speaking.

    Hardcore haters say it’s minimal at best. Hardcore fans say it’s the best since Al Davis took the Raiders from 1-13 in 1962 to 10-4 in 1963.

    As is always the case, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

    The road back to success and respectability is a long one for the Raiders. Improvement is needed at almost every position on both sides of the ball. A team that has given up more points that it has scored for seven consecutive years cannot be turned around in one offseason.

  • priesttj

    Fat Kidd

    Look at it like this, they’re making adjustmenst on a constant basis to get things the wya they need to be in order to be successful. Sometimes you think you’re done until the results are in which show you the difficiencies. You then adjust accordingly, biulding a winner isn’t like biulding a car or any other piece of machinery because the pieces have minds of their own. They’re not robots. Guy’s like KoolKell think you get players and they’re supposed to workout or else you’re at fault because you got the wrong player.

    It’s just not as simple as that if it were you could biuld a tam on an assembly line. Players get injured have all kinds of issues which do not show up on a scouting report. Meaning you picked the right player physically speaking but he has issues that are near impossible to detect watching film or even in an interview. That’s why the draft is a such a crap shoot you cannot read the players mind and heart.

    Thus mistakes that are in the 10′s of millions $ happen so often. Even with a PI on the case. Biulding a winnning team is extremely difficult that’s why you see organizations go 30-40 years without winning. Yet Raiders wish death on a man because he hasn’t won in 7 years.

    In reality that is a very short period of time since a SB appearance. If we can just get back to respectability it will be a very good achievement in some respects. If we get to the playoffs in the next 2 years after rebiulding from scratch it will be impressive especially for a team so young.

    And that’s not because I’m a Mr Davis supporter which I am it’s because it’s very true. That would mean we have able to compete for a SB appearance in every dcade of our existence. No other franchise can say that and very few in any sport…….period

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