Why Richard Seymour to Atlanta Falcons Makes Perfect Sense

June 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Veteran defensive tackle/end Richard Seymour is 33 years old, which doesn't bode well for the common rhetoric surrounding his potential to sign with another team, like the Atlanta Falcons, rather than retire this offseason. 
There have been talks that Seymour and the Falcons have been in correspondence, but the latest report from NFL.com's Mark Sessler shows the water is still pretty stagnant. 
"Translation: The holdup is money. Seymour -- who's open to retirement -- won't return for peanuts." 
The Falcons may have only had peanuts last week, but as of June 1 Atlanta's salary cap room jumped to more than $6 million thanks to the freed money from the release of Tyson Clabo. 
Also, it's important to remember that Matt Ryan still has not restructured his contract. When he does—which should be this offseason—his 2013 base salary will inevitably drop, giving Comrade even more dollars to play with. 
Will Seymour even be Atlanta's ...

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