Atlanta Falcons In Talks With Richard Seymour


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

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 and FOX Sports 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.