Yesterday we discussed the what’s likely to happen in regards to the franchise and transition tags that the NFL said would be available to teams. The NFLPA has already addressed this topic by saying that this is not the case and added that they would only pursue action if a player was opposed to receiving the tag.
Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports that all signs point towards the Raiders franchising Richard Seymour for the second straight season. “It’s looking like the Raiders have every intention” of tagging Seymour writes McDonald.
The 2010 franchise tag for defensive linemen was over $12 million but the same tag in 2011 would rise to roughly $14.9 million.
Seymour, who is 31, finished with 5.5 sacks to go with 48 tackles this season. The numbers are not as indicative of Seymour’s value to the Raiders but if he finishes the 2011 season (if there even is a season) with similar numbers the teams decision to pay him a staggering $14.9 million would have to come under question.