Oakland Raiders

Seymour Traded To The Nation, What Are The Costs?

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 07:  Richard Seymour #93 of the New England Patriots celebrates as he carries the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 7, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 24-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
D.J. O'ConnorSenior Analyst IIISeptember 6, 2009

  So much for the youth movement, the Raiders sent a 2011-1st round draft pick to New England for 29 year old D-lineman Richard Seymour.  While he provides an instant boost to the Raiders D-line which needs lots of help, he is in a contract year.  With all the money given to Namdi Asomugha, Shane Lechler, JaMarcus Russell, Darren McFadden and DHB will the Raiders be able to re-sign him or did they just get this guy for one season and lose a 2011 Round 1 draft pick.  A draft pick would be younger and  have a longer duration with the Raiders, but would not be as developed and helpful as a veteran like Richard Seymour, who turns 30 sometime this season.  He is a 5-time Pro-Bowler and has 3 Super Bowl rings.  Now he's on the other side of the Tuck Rule view.

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