The Oakland Raiders traded their 1st round pick in 2011 for five-time Pro Bowl defense lineman Richard Seymour.
Get ready Raiders fans, Seymour is on the first flight to Oakland, California to join his new teammates to prepare for the upcoming season.
Seymour, who was drafted sixth overall in the 2001 NFL draft, is a three-time Super Bowl Champion.
At 29-years old, Richard Seymour is a major upgrade for our defensive line. Seymour brings the ability to stop the run, and put pressure on the QB. In 2008, Seymour had 8 sacks and 52 tackles.
Standing in at 6'6, 310 pounds Richard Seymour is a beast on the defensive line. I'm so happy the Raiders pulled this trade off; we needed help with stopping the run. Seymour will do wonders for our LB's Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard.
The thought behind sending the New England Patriots our 2011 1st round draft pick is the Oakland Raiders expect to improve and make the push to becoming a team who will contend each season for a playoff spot.
The Oakland Raiders are loaded with tons of young talent. By bringing in Seymour, the Raiders have added another proven veteran.
The great thing about that draft pick is that it's two years away, New England gets no value for Seymour until two years from now. Even with that there still is no telling where that draft pick might be or what kind of talent will come out of the 2011 draft class.
Richard Seymour is in a contract year, after 2009-2010 he will become a free agent. The Oakland Raiders will have two options, they will either sign him to a long term deal or they also have the power to franchise tag Seymour.
Either way, the Oakland Raiders will have Seymour on there roster for years to come I believe, this could be a major step in the right direction to turning this franchise around.
Overall, I look at this trade as a steal for the Oakland Raiders, Raiders fans have a right to be excited, as we believe our time is now.
Welcome to Oakland, California Richard Seymour, We are glad to have you. The Black Hole is waiting to meet you.
It's going down in the town!