Oakland Raiders: Re-Signing Richard Seymour Should Be Top Priority in Offseason

Jan 2, 2013 Full story: BleacherReport

When Reggie McKenzie took over football operations as the GM of the Oakland Raiders last year, he began the deconstruction of the team and tried to get the salary cap cleared up.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Jan 2, 2013
I'm a big fan of both Kelly and Seymour, but their age is really starting to show. Kelly has been one of my favorite players during this era of losing, but I've always thought he was a solid player and has really grown up a lot these last few years and has shown more leadership skills and I think playing long side Seymour has played a major role in that (rather than that primadonna Warren Sapp). Desmond Bryant is a pretty good player too, but I think the Raiders are making a serious youth movement and the older guys like Kelly, Seymour, Carlisle and Palmer will really have to state their cases to remain on this football team.

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Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#2 Jan 2, 2013
TexasRaider wrote:
I'm a big fan of both Kelly and Seymour, but their age is really starting to show. Kelly has been one of my favorite players during this era of losing, but I've always thought he was a solid player and has really grown up a lot these last few years and has shown more leadership skills and I think playing long side Seymour has played a major role in that (rather than that primadonna Warren Sapp). Desmond Bryant is a pretty good player too, but I think the Raiders are making a serious youth movement and the older guys like Kelly, Seymour, Carlisle and Palmer will really have to state their cases to remain on this football team.
seymour is still a good player and almost good enough to keep around. he's tough, and often plays with injuries, that shows a lot. he rarely practices and still contributes. but also his age and aking injuries have slowed his playing time? yeah, time to move on or retire. played the role of a dedicated RAIDER and i wish him the best but, he won't be back.
RAIDERS 2013!!!
Captain Canada

Brandon, Canada

#3 Jan 2, 2013
Both Seymour and Kelly would have to be prepared to take MASSIVE pay cuts to stay with the Raiders if I were Mr. McKenzie. Bryant is beginning to look like an impact player.
raiderfaith

Linden, NC

#4 Jan 2, 2013
Agreed.
Captain Canada wrote:
Both Seymour and Kelly would have to be prepared to take MASSIVE pay cuts to stay with the Raiders if I were Mr. McKenzie. Bryant is beginning to look like an impact player.

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