Richard Seymour Excited for Shorter, Playoff Free Season

Monday, September 7, 2009

In a surprise trade yesterday, the New England Patriots traded Richard Seymour to the Raiders for a 2011 first round draft pick. Most players would rather compete for a championship with the Patriots, rather than play for Oakland, but not Seymour.

"This is great," said the defensive end. "I was getting really tired with all of those extra games we usually had to play in New England. Who needs that? Now, with my January and February free, I can go on vacation and spend more time with my family. This is fantastic!"

Seymour is also excited for his contract to expire, at which point the Raiders will most likely over pay him like they typically do with veteran players.


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