At this point the separation of Richard Seymour from the ranks of being employed by the Oakland Raiders is all but academic.
Not that the team is going to make it official as the Raiders don’t openly discuss contract matters but multiple outlets have already reported Seymour’s contract being voided after he failed to reach contractual incentives spelled out in the language of his restructured deal. Of course since this was a deal brokered by Al Davis the effects will linger beyond Seymour’s final days in The Bay.
Officially the Raiders will gain around $5-million in cap space. However the amount of dead money still allotted to the now voided deal counts for around $13-million against the cap.
Hard to justify those costs for a past his prime defender that played well but ultimately wasn’t the difference maker the defense needed.