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Report: Raiders Void Richard Seymour’s Contract

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

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.

 

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Richard Seymour

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  • Amelia Argo

    Well i guess it is what it is. RAIDER NATION, WE WILL BE BACK, AND HOPEFULLY
    A LOT BETTER!!

  • J K

    I met Mr Seymour and he impressed me as a diligent professional and inspirational if sometimes hot headed leader.
    It was a stretch expecting him to be all that his contract made him up to be, especially at the end of his career.
    Mr. Davis was only thinking about one more Bowl Trophy and was going to do anything to get it.
    We are still cleaning his closet out, R.I.P. AL.