September 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) gestures during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Steelers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons In Talks With Richard Seymour


If there was any doubt that the Atlanta Falcons were one of the top teams in the league, it should be removed now.

After revamping their secondary with top cornerback selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, GM Thomas Dimitroff is looking to improve what is now the weakest area of the team: the defensive line.

According to Fox Sports South, the team is in conversations with four-time Pro Bowl tackle Richard Seymour. If the talks progress, and the team is able to find the cap room to sign him, Seymour would solidify a D-line that is going to be relying on several young and unproven players next season.

From the Fox Sports article by John Manasso and Alex Marvez:

FOX Sports.com and FOX Sports South.com has learned that Seymour and the Falcons are currently in contract talks, although the Falcons do not have a great deal of salary cap room at this point.

The 13-year pro and three-time Super Bowl-winner with the New England Patriots is interested in playing for the Falcons, not far from where he played his college ball at Georgia. Presently, Seymour is training in metro Atlanta as he seeks a contract.

If Seymour is added to the line alongside defensive end, Osi Umenyiora, the Falcons would have a solid veteran core to build the defensive front around, and to help along the young guys.

Dimitroff is doing everything he can to assemble a Super Bowl caliber team for head Coach Mike Smith. They already have the NFL’s best offense, and with every day that passes, the defense looks better and better.

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  • Dustin Black

    Seymour would be a great addition for the d-line, but trying to go younger would be thrown out the window. Plus I am still looking to hear what price he is asking for.

    • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

      If they are trying to win next year, they could still use another veteran presence at arguably the weakest area on the team.

      • Dustin Black

        Very true. I am hoping that Dimitroff is correct and the younger guys step up, but having a stop gap veteran presence would do this team wonders.