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Seymour, Falcons waiting for June 1?

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07:05 AM ET 05.28 | For free agent Richard Seymour, June 1 looms. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" on Monday that the Falcons have shown more interest than any other team in Seymour. Although the veteran defensive tackle is willing to "walk into retirement" if the situation is not perfect, per Rapoport, Seymour appears to be reciprocating the Falcons' interest. Atlanta is attractive to Seymour for a number of reasons, not least of which is the proximity to home. ... The hold-up is salary-cap space. The Falcons currently are just $1.8 million under the cap. That number will balloon to $6.3 million once Tyson Clabo's salary comes off the books on June 1. Don't be surprised if Seymour is under contract in Atlanta by this time next week.

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May 28, 2013  08:58 AM ET

I don't think he wants to come back to New England, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

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May 28, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Just what you want. A player that is thinking about retirement, maybe Seymour and Gonzalez can plan their retirement together after the 2013 season ends.

May 28, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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I don't think he wants to come back to New England, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

I think that bridge was burned long ago, DD.

May 28, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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I think that bridge was burned long ago, DD.

Yeah, but the Sanchez thread was already going strong, and nobody commented here. I felt sorry for poor Richard. And his almanac.

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May 28, 2013  05:51 PM ET

This Saints fan thinks that would be a very good move by the Falcons. They need toughness on that D-line, they get pushed around early and often (see Ivory, Chris owning them). Seymour isn't the pass rusher he used to be, but he can help there at LDE and DT, and also anchor the run defense.

Since I don't believe Osi will be as good as people think he will be for them, I think adding Seymour would really help improve Osi's game by having him take up blockers, and adding another threat. It doesn't hurt.

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