Richard Seymour Traded to Oakland Raiders: Shocking Trade
Richard Seymour, from the New England Patriots, has been traded to the Oakland Raiders according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe. The defensive lineman is a five time Pro-Bowler and a three time first-team All-Pro and many are saying this is a shocking trade.
Adam Schefter from ESPN is reporting that New England will receive a 2011 first-round pick in exchange.
It appears to be a rather good move for the Raiders in the short-term -- and a very, very questionable one for the long-term -- as Seymour instantly becomes their best defensive lineman this season, and they pick him up without having to surrender their 2010 first-round pick (likely to be a high one).
He is however, to be a free agent after this season, and if he doesn't sign a contract, then he will be paying a high price for one year of being a defensive lineman.