Richard Seymour: The Next Derrick Burgess

May 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today (Wednesday) is media day at the Raiders OTAs and almost the entire team was there. 
One of the players not there was DE Richard Seymour. 
Seymour is not thrilled about being given the franchise tag and wants a long term contract. 
Tom Cable said at mini-camp, that negotiations were ongoing, and I guess that they still are. 
This story sounds all too familiar. A very good defensive end comes to a dispute with the team because of his contract. 
He (the player) wants more money and years while the front office worries he is aging and won't be as productive and not live up to his new contract. 
Anybody remember this? 
Derrick Burgess spent four seasons in Oakland (2005-2008.) In that time he compiled 170 tackles with 38.5 sacks. 
In 2005-06, he totaled 27 sacks (16 in 2005, 11 in 2006) and after those two years he began to regress. 
Despite slumping stats, Burgess felt he deserved a be...

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