Seymour still a no show in Oakland
The New England Patriots traded DE Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders for a 2011 First Round draft pick, but Seymour still has failed to report to the Raiders organization. He is apparently upset over being dealt from a Super Bowl contender to the Raiders, who in recent years have become somewhat of a laughing stock. Seymour is doing more damage to his career by not reporting instead of fulfilling the final year of his contract with the Raiders and moving on somewhere else
Seymour seems to be forgetting that the Raiders have won three Super Bowls, are considered to be among the elite NFL organizations and that owner Al Davis was once one of the finest owners in this league or the AFL before it. While some of that has changed in recent years it seems Seymour could suck it up and play one year with the silver and black, especially when he is in the final year of a 30 million dollar contract.
While it certainly sucks to be traded from a team like the Patriots, to a team like the Raiders, it is not like he was traded to the Detroit Lions who have a real shot at not winning a game in 2009 after not winning a game in 2008. Oakland isn’t that bad, but of course that aren’t that good either.
In the end Seymour is under contract to the Raiders for the 2009 season. He is due to make some 7.5 million dollars, and if he fails to report to his new team he will be suspended and not make anything. For Seymour this is a very easy math equation 7.5 million is more than nothing, even playing for the Oakland Raiders.