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Oakland Raiders: Is Richard Seymour Coming Back?

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after making a tackle against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Salvatore MigliaroContributor INovember 8, 2016

There has been a lot of things going on within Raider Nation. Including the aqusisitions of the two Fullbacks Chane Moline and Manase Tonga. Both rookies were undrafted free-agents.

More recently, we saw the acqusition Joe Porter, a failed corner in the NFL, but perhaps we will see him in special teams for his speed. Before that, there was the resigning of Ryan Boschetti a defensive tackle. And before that we signed Daniel Loper an offensive tackle. The biggest move this offseason has been the release of the famed JaMarcus Russell.

But, what people forget is Richard Seymour, the lone best defensive lineman we have. And, he hasn't even attended OTAs (Organized Team Activities).

When the Raiders acquired Richard Seymour from the New England Patriots, he held out until the day of the game. Although he did have two sacks in the opening game. He went forward through the season. Backwards. He ended up with one of the lesser seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders.

It seems he feels it still isn't time to change the trend of holdouts. Is it for the better though?

He is holding out do to contractual disagreements because he wants a long term deal. The problem could be that Al Davis is weary to hand out money to players again.

Or is it that Tom Cable is asking him to stay home? The Raiders have a lot of depth in their D-line. Perhaps Seymour is just one less. They need to let the others get reps in so they can get used to the system.

Maybe, just maybe, this move is actually for the better of the team and organization as a whole. Just for him to return during training camp.

I'm just speculating here. What do you guys think?.

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