Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle (92) Richard Seymour against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Seymour and the Oakland Raiders

Richard Seymour

Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) reacts after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars in overtime 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The last time Seymour was in Oakland he was handed his walking papers. The aging defensive tackle isn’t exactly what he used to be. Coming off a mediocre and injury filled season, Seymour hasn’t drawn much attention in free agency.

Why would he? The NFL today is all about young playmakers. Veterans like Seymour typically expect to be paid top dollar for their services. The truth is, Seymour, has maybe two good years left in the tank. And that is being generous. What GM is going to pay the washed up Pro-Bowler that kind of money for a two down, injury prone lineman.

Bringing Seymour to a cross roads in his career. He can choose to continue looking for a high paying job on a contending team.

Or he can accept reality and lower his price, hoping to get signed by a team like the Atlanta Falcons. Seymour would certainly add talent to the defensive line in Atlanta. All the while, being a part of a Super Bowl contending squad.

However, if Atlanta deems Seymour as a lost cause, too riddled by injury to use up the cap space he will be out of a job. This could result in Seymour crawling back to Oakland.

Oakland could use any experienced help available on the defensive line. So if Reggie can’t reel in anyone else (Dwight Freeney is a name being thrown around) he may reach out to Seymour.

Should Reggie take Seymour back?

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