Raiders DE Richard Seymour, given the "exclusive" franchise tag by the club in February, has signed his one-year tender, the club announced Saturday.
There was talk last year about the Raiders considering a shift to a 3-4 base defense, and speculation about a move to the 3-4 returned this offseason as the team made personnel changes on "D."
Six players were given the franchise tag by their teams before the 4 p.m. EST deadline Thursday, including three nose tackles, two placekickers and one defensive end.
As had been rumored for some time, the Raiders on Wednesday put the franchise tag on DE Richard Seymour. The two sides have been discussing a long-term deal but if none results, Seymour would play the 2010 season at a ...
The Raiders want to get at least one more year out of Richard Seymour after having given up a 2011 first-round pick to acquire him, and that's why they used the franchise designation on him.
According to our AFC Whispers, there has been no progress on a new contract between DRE Richard Seymour and the Raiders because the former Patriot doesn't want to return to the floundering franchise.