September 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) gestures during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Steelers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders Void Richard Seymour's Contract

Instead of paying him over $19 million to stay, the Raiders have voided the contract of defensive tackle Richard Seymour, according to The National Football Post.

However, due to a contract clause, the Raiders still owe him over $13 million for next season. Seymour did not play enough downs in 2012 to meet the requirements for the Raiders to void and be clear of his contract.

The seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro tackle had a down year last season, playing in just eight games and recording 15 tackles and three sacks. He was traded to the Raiders in 2009 after a successful tenure with the Patriots.

With Seymour now off the squad, the next target should be Tommy Kelly, who will save the Raiders $7 million should he also be cut.


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