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Report: Raiders reach deal with Seymour

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 8:16 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders have reached a two-year deal with defensive tackle Richard Seymour which pays him a guaranteed $22.5 million over the next two years, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter.

Seymour would receive $15 million over each of the next two years _ approximately the value of his franchise figure times two _ and get a $7.5 million bonus.

(Update: The NFL Network is reporting via Jason LaCanfora it is a “multi-year” deal and does not give bonus or salary figures).

The Pro Bowl defensive tackle has maintained in public he wanted to remain a Raider, and at these numbers, this deal serves as validation. Hard to believe he couldn’t have received more on the open market.

For the Raiders, it’s a terrific deal. Now they can franchise tight end Zach Miller to make sure he doesn’t hit the open market and also don’t commit multiple years for a defensive lineman who is an 11-year veteran and may not have multiple seasons of peak play.

In other news regarding potential free agents, FoxSports.com reports the Raiders have a $3.5 million buyback option on the contract of linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, meaning it is within their power to retain his services. Wimbley’s original contract included a void after this season. According to the report, the Raiders would like to reach a longterm deal with Wimbley once a collective bargaining agreement is reached.

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  • bcz24

    KoolKell Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Bcz24 Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thats like saying my lightbulb blew so I will never use one again.
    —————————-
    How about replacing a burnt out light bulb, genius?
    *****************
    You seriously just won retarded post of the century with that one.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Is Rod Woodson the new DC, or just a big-name rookie to cover for the fact there’s no DC?

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Al Davis is obviously the DC this year. So he can horn it on Jackson/Saunder success on offense.

  • HairyBush

    Dakota Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    bebefited….I think I just made up a new word!

    Meant benefited.
    ——————
    I kind of like it, we should use it from now on.

    I’ll start lol

    The Raiders bebefited from having Denver in there division last year.

    Rod Woodson bebefited from not bashing the Raiders over the years and got his 1st coaching position.

    your turn…

  • JB

    KoolKell Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Is Rod Woodson the new DC, or just a big-name rookie to cover for the fact there’s no DC?
    *********************

    The latter, obviously. Could be Woodson was brought in to help upgrade play at safety AND to entice Asomugha to hang around for someone HE considers as his mentor. In either case, I believe it to be a good thing to have high character quality individuals associated with he team. It’s also a good thing to keep past veterans associated with the team around to help keep the old mystique alive.

  • HairyBush

    JB Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Is Rod Woodson the new DC, or just a big-name rookie to cover for the fact there’s no DC?
    *********************

    The latter, obviously. Could be Woodson was brought in to help upgrade play at safety AND to entice Asomugha to hang around for someone HE considers as his mentor. In either case, I believe it to be a good thing to have high character quality individuals associated with he team. It’s also a good thing to keep past veterans associated with the team around to help keep the old mystique alive.
    —————–
    POW!

  • RaiderYYZ

    COACH DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Woodson is not coaching safeties. He is here to improve playmaking from our corners. Our $$ per pick ratio is not favorable.

    And the only tag Condo deserves is a for sale cheap tag. That turtle would rock!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Southwick = 2012 NFL executive of the year. Save this post suckas.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    I think Jerry should introduce a “Reader Comment of the Day” award.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    NastyHairyBush

    Agreed.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    But where is the DC, while the Defense is being decided?

    Excuse me, It’s Al Davis. But do you really believe Davis can dominate the defensive class room?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    KK, perhaps Perry/Moss said they are in if you can lock up big Sey…

  • JB

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I think Jerry should introduce a “Reader Comment of the Day” award.
    **********************

    I would like to comment on that but I can’t think of anything to say right now. Therefore, no comment.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    KK, perhaps Perry/Moss said they are in if you can lock up big Sey…
    ————————————-
    Perhaps, I’m waiting. It’s awfully quiet on that front.

  • DutchRaider77

    Do other teams Long Snappers actually play other positions?
    The 9ers, Cowboys, Broncos,Chargers, Chiefs, Patriots all list a player with Long Snapper as the players only position (Sorry that is all the rosters I checked).

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Southwick on Twitter

    “Brother Seymour wont stray from Alameda Tabernacle. Glory on high to creator Al Davis.”

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    It’s awfully quiet on that front.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    How long have you been following the Raiders? You think that means no action? Har Har…

  • JB

    We can all hope that Chucky B is NOT the DC by default. He’s a downgrade from Marshall. I guess we are just going to have to wait and see. Knowing AD’s attitude regarding coaches, he’s probably more focused on getting key players signed before worrying about a defensive coordinator’s position.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dutch,

    I dunno but Treu proved it can be done flawlessly. Have kickoffs, punts and FGs changed much since 2003?

    I bet those other teams longsnappers can actually play somewhere else, at least in preseason. Being listed as LS doesn’t mean all are STRICTLY a LS. Like the turd Jon.

  • souldogdave

    It’s great to see the players buy in.

  • DMAC
  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Michael Bush bebefited from McFadden carrying the team to the goal line.

  • JB

    Adam Treu was a terrible center. His poor play contributed significantly to our loss in the SB. Granted, the real blame was on Barrett Robbins who went 5150 but in the end, Treu might as well have not been there if you consider his level of play.

  • HairyBush

    Dakota Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Michael Bush bebefited from McFadden carrying the team to the goal line.
    —————-
    not bad

  • DutchRaider77

    Bo,
    They took down the depth chart, but do you know who the Raiders listed as the backup long snapper was? Zach Miller!

    I am not disagreeing with you, but there was a time in the NFL when a punter/Kicker could play another postion, now they do not. I was just wondering if anybody knew of a team’s long snapper who actually saw the field in other duties?

  • DutchRaider77

    Dakota are you a fan of a Shaun Rogers signing?

  • HairyBush

    Dakota Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    Kobe Bryant bebefited from that skank’s toxic underwear.
    ——————
    and there goes my dinner lol

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    DMAC bebefitted from the NFL listing butter as a banned substance.

  • HairyBush

    Sign Marcus Stroud for depth!

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    @Dakota,

    (Reuters) – South Dakota will debate a proposed law on Tuesday that supporters say would protect pregnant women from attack and critics fear could legalize the killing of abortion providers in the state.

    The bill, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, was introduced in late January by Phil Jensen, a Republican legislator from Rapid City.

    If passed, it would provide protection to a family member who kills “in the lawful defense of … his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person” by defining the killing as a justifiable homicide.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    228.DutchRaider77 Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    Dakota are you a fan of a Shaun Rogers signing?
    +++++++++

    Hadn’t really thought about it. I guess I wouldn’t mind having him as the NT with Kelly playing the three tech and Seymour at LDE on normal running downs. Then moving Seymour inside on obvious passing situations.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dutch,

    Sure kickers used to play other positions… in the 60s. I bet you a shot and a beer that no other LS (who can’t play anywhere else) makes over 1M. Condo gets 2.5M.

  • HairyBush

    Shaun Rogers= fat lard. I’d still sign him though.

  • HairyBush

    Just found out Condo is related to Al Davis hence the large contract for a LS.

  • DMAC

    Later peoples!
    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears!
    Go Raiders!

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    232.KoolKell Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    @Dakota,

    (Reuters) – South Dakota will debate a proposed law on Tuesday that supporters say would protect pregnant women from attack and critics fear could legalize the killing of abortion providers in the state.

    The bill, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, was introduced in late January by Phil Jensen, a Republican legislator from Rapid City.

    If passed, it would provide protection to a family member who kills “in the lawful defense of … his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person” by defining the killing as a justifiable homicide.
    _________________

    There is only one baby killer doctor in SD and that person I think flies in from Minny….so not a big loss.

    muhahahahahahaaaa

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    # HairyBush Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Just found out Condo is related to Al Davis hence the large contract for a LS.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Ahh, a Longsnapper with Bebefits!

  • DutchRaider77

    Dutch,

    Sure kickers used to play other positions… in the 60s. I bet you a shot and a beer that no other LS (who can’t play anywhere else) makes over 1M. Condo gets 2.5M.

    ____________________________________________________

    True, but Condo changes a mean diaper…just enough powder and no rash.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Donkey Dork Schlerith gave the Raiders some props on BSPN..

    He liked the Seymour signing, said he improves the play of those around him.. Also said Jacoby Ford was the best rookie receiver last year…

    Whoda thunk, such words would come from a noted hater..

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    243.Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    There is only one baby killer doctor in SD

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Not much business for him in Brokeback country… unless he treats sheep too.

    ___________________

    Bo, I didn’t know you were a homophobe lib….and a bestialityphobe lib too….

  • DKnight007

    Raiders WIN in the trade for Seymour and the 17th pick overall in this years draft!

    Seymour is far more valuable OVERALL for the 4-5 years total he would have been with Raiders than any #17 draft pick would have been in this years relatively weak draft class.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Well, that dog had it coming…

    :)

  • LA to TheBay

    Gotta love PFT:

    Nnamdi Asomugha just got even tougher to sign

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 16, 2011, 4:04 PM EST

    During Al Davis’ recent epic press conference, he explained the difficulties in retaining cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

    For the $17 million the Raiders paid Asomugha in 2010, Davis explained, the team could sign 2-3 quality players. Makes sense. So what does Davis do in his first huge post Hue Jackson move of the offseason?

    He hands Richard Seymour a possible $30 million over the next two years, including $22 million guaranteed. On a per-year basis, Seymour just became the highest paid defensive player in the league.

    The Raiders were undoubtedly in a tough spot and the franchise tag can now be used on Zach Miller. But they still overpaid. We don’t think Seymour gets that type of money at this stage in his career. He’s been very good the last two years, but only occasionally dominating. He turns 32 years old this year. That money is for a MVP-caliber player in his prime.

    We mentioned this morning how difficult it will be to keep cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. It just got a lot tougher.

    This move could be a tacit admission the Raiders felt it was unlikely to keep Asomugha because Seymour isn’t going to be the highest paid defensive player in the league for long.

  • HairyBush

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    # HairyBush Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Just found out Condo is related to Al Davis hence the large contract for a LS.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Ahh, a Longsnapper with Bebefits!
    ———————–
    I set em up you knock em down

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    She liked it ruffffff.

  • LA to TheBay

    Is it possible that Nnamdi is more willing to stay knowing that we locked up Big Sey for a couple of years?

    Greggie seems to know there will be a salary cap and what it will be.

  • LA to TheBay

    Funny to watch all the PFT Sheep commenting Davis is at it again, crypt keeper, etc.

    This is a good move for the Raiders.
    We know they wanted to keep Seymour long term AND hopefully hang on to Nnamdi, who can’t be franchised.

    Now they can pitch Nnamdi, keep Seymour AND use the tag on Miller, if need be.