Richard Seymour may be 33 years old and washed up, but he is still considered to be one of the top free agents currently on the market.
The defensive tackle, who was cut by the Oakland Raiders earlier this offseason, would like to keep playing.
“I’ve had a couple of text conversations with Richard, and he definitely wants to play,” according to NFL.com’s Steve Wyche.
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.
It should only be a matter of time before someone swoops up the veteran Seymour. The Atlanta Falcons are mentioned as a potential suitor in NFL.com’s report, and James Arcellana of Silver and Black Pride even speculates that a return to Oakland could be possible:
If Seymour comes to his senses and is willing to accept a reasonable salary, it would make sense for Reggie McKenzie to look at bringing him back. When Seymour first joined the team, he was hearalded for his leadership abilities. He has been credited with turning Tommy Kelly from an overweight average player to a strong presence up the middle. He was also credited with helping turn around the losing atmosphere that had dominated Oakland locker rooms for years.