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Even after rumors tying free agent Richard Seymour to the
Atlanta Falcons recently picked up, the veteran remains unsigned. However, this
could change in the next week, as the Falcons have money coming off the books
which will offer them more salary cap space to strike a deal with Seymour.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported yesterday that the Falcons
have expressed more interest in Seymour than any other team. The defensive
tackle has said he’s willing to retire if he doesn’t receive the type of offer
that he deems worth it, but he appears to be at least somewhat interested in the
prospects of joining the Falcons.
There are several reasons Atlanta could be a prime
destination for Seymour. It’s close to his home, and his adopted son has
committed to the play for the University of Georgia. He also has tied to
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff from their time together with the New
The Falcons also offer Seymour another shot at competing for
a Super Bowl. He would be a significant upgrade for the team, and they will
have $6.3 million in cap space when Tyson Clabo’s salary comes off the books on
June 1. After that point, a deal between Atlanta and Seymour could be reached.
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According Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Atlanta Falcons might wait until after June 1st to sign free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour.
From Total Access: Why the wait for #Falcons & Richard Seymour? $4.5M comes off the books with Clabo on June 1. Just $1.8M available now
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 27, 2013
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