Friday, January 25, 2013
Seymour reunion for New England?
By Tim Kavanagh
Thanks to some wheeling and dealing in recent drafts, the New England Patriots only have three picks in the first six rounds of the 2013 NFL draft, and so unless they're able to work some magic with those remaining picks, much of their roster churn this offseason will be done with veterans. And it's possible that a former Patriot (one who wasn't very happy with being traded away in the first place) could make his way back.
Raiders DL Richard Seymour, formerly a key cog on the Pats' defensive line earlier this millennium, is hitting free agency, and indications are that he won't be back with the Raiders. So would Bill Belichick welcome back into the mix? Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal isn't ruling it out:
"Seymour, the former Patriot, also is 33 and missed much of this season with injuries. At his age, he likely will be looking to join a Super Bowl contender. His ability to play just about anywhere on the line is a trait Belichick prizes."
This is purely speculative, but adding a player that was a force within Belichick's defensive system previously would make sense, provided that Seymour himself was up for a return.