Falcons Looking To Sign DT Richard Seymour?


Pro Football Talk reports that Falcons are keeping tabs on free agent DT Richard Seymour.

The Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff acknowledged to PFT live that the team is indeed interested in Seymour and are keeping an eye on Seymour’s situation.

“Richard is a fine football player,” Dimitroff said. “I know him well from his days in New England. He’s a guy right now that there is a lot of discussion about him coming here, but there is nothing new to report on him. That’s something that we are just continuing to keep our eye on like many other people in this league.”

Seymour, 33, missed half the season last year but is still considered a playmaker when on the field. Many would expect him to accept a pay cut of his usual salary, however according to sources that is not the case and Seymour would be willing to ” walk into retirement” if he is not paid top money.

This is something to lookout for in the upcoming days.

We have Abraham listed as the No. 9 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.


According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons could be waiting until June 1 to sign free agent DT Richard Seymour.

As things stand right now, the Falcons have just $1.8 million in cap space to work with, but that figure will increase to $6.3 million in the next few days when Tyson Clabo‘s salary officially comes off their books.

Rapoport mentioned on Monday’s “NFL Total Access” that the Falcons have shown the most interest in veteran defensive lineman. Seymour is reportedly willing to call it a career if the situation isn’t perfect, but he appears to have a decent amount of interest in the Falcons.

This is something to watch in the coming days.

We have Abraham listed as the No. 9 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.


According to Fox Sports South, the Atlanta Falcons and free agent DT Richard Seymour are currently in contract talks.

  • Ian Rapoport updates the situation by reporting that the Falcons have shown interest in Seymour, but there’s “nothing serious” going on between the two sides at this point.

Seymour, 33, has drawn almost no interest this offseason. The Falcons have limited cap space to work with, so he most likely have to agree to a limited salary for a deal to get done. Separate reports have indicated that Seymour would want to make a decent salary to play next season, so we’ll have to see if anything comes of this.

Atlanta could use some additional interior defensive line help. They could also offer Seymour a chance at chasing another Super Bowl title.


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