Seymour Receives The Franchise Tag

In a move that surprises no one, Raiders Defensive End Richard Seymour will be given the franchise tag designation. He will make just above $12 million in 2011 if the Raiders and Seymour don’t come to terms on a long-term deal.

I think Davis will come to terms with Seymour, because he will want to hold on to the player he traded a 2011 first-round pick for until at least 2011 and probably for as many as 5 seasons.

Seymour is a class act and the best defensive lineman on the Raiders roster. Seymour will be 30 this year, but a 35 year-old lineman isn’t that much of an issue. Plenty of interior line players play well into their mid-thirties.

In other news, the combine is starts today with weigh-ins and test. There is sure to be a ton of action on twitter, so follow me @Raidersblog for news and updates. I’ll bring periodic Raider-centric combine updates on the blog as well.

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  • @Esanchez751 He's going a better job of seeing the field. Have to watch the tape to give you fine detail. No big mistakes today.
    about 11 hours ago
  • @TheRubenMendoza We'll see. Probably. Need the practice squad guys also.
    about 11 hours ago
  • @cvstefp I saw that.
    about 12 hours ago
  • @_D_Iz_ Takes 3 years to eval draft picks. He had to create a second one last year by trading down.
    about 12 hours ago
  • @oaklandmaverick I'll give you my picks later this week and my points late in the week.
    about 12 hours ago