Raiders DE Richard Seymour Agrees To A Two-Year $30M Contract Extension

Discussion in 'Oakland Raiders' started by Sweets, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour has been locked up with a two-year, $30 million contract extension, according to Sports Illustrated. Per the report, Seymour's deal includes $22.5 million in guaranteed money. Seymour earned $12.975 million as a franchise player last season. Under a 20-percent mandated increase, it would have cost the Raiders $15.57 million to franchise them again. Now, the Raiders can assign the franchise tag to tight end Zach Miller.

    Source: National Football Post
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  2. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Good deal. He's still playing at a high level but realistically only likely has a year or two left in him anyway, the dudes entering his 11th season and has always played a ton of snaps. If we can get the 2 full years out of him and bridge the gap to a new young guy, that would be perfect.
  3. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    Only concern would be if that $22M guaranteed slows his motor at all in those two years, idk anything about him personally to put a grade on that.
  4. warcrychief

    warcrychief Ur just da assistant Pimp

    Damn...i was hoping he would jump ship.
  5. Litez0ut

    Litez0ut Litez0ut Sucka

    He's a beast. Earned his contract and will be a good mentor to guys like Houston.
  6. Raider Woody

    Raider Woody Rookie

    Great news.
    Only Nnamdi, Miller, Bush & Wimbley left to lock up now :icon_eek:
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Step in the right direction for Oakland...
  8. BTMaverick84

    BTMaverick84 Death Dealer

    We still have a franchise tag to use... most likely Zach Miller or Robert Gallery will get locked up for a year since we cant use it on Nnam.