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  1. TheKraftyOne

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    stay tuned.......florio will have something to say about it in a few hours
     
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    Let 'em talk. That extra first will look good in a couple of years and virtually ensures BB will stick around to use it.
     
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    Sey better report. I want that 1st rounder!
     
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    someone call a doctor and have him do a housecall at the Seymour house!!!!!
     
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    Doesn't matter. The fact that the Raiders sent the letter means that it is their problem, not the Pats. The only way the trade could get voided is if Seymour actually failed the physical.
     
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    yeah. that's my understanding. nfl rules and the CBA don't take into consideration that a player in his prime might just decide to blow off millions of dollars and all or much of the remainder of his career because he's displeased with a trade
     
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    Al Davis has about 6 million reasons to make him report. That's the pro-rated portion of Seymour's bonus that the Raiders have the right to go after if he doesn't show, according to the Globe.
     
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    Until that happens, this thing is still very much up in the air. Letter or no letter.
     
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    Exactly right, even if he retires we still get the pick, as long as the NFL stays consistent with rulings.
     
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    There are still too many variables.

    1. Raiders flunk 'em (see Suggs trade).
    2. Goodell has prooven to be consistient in not being consistient.
     
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    Krafty - Its my understanding that most of that 6 million comes from the OPTION bonus that Seymour got. And, as an option bonus, there is no way to re-coup that. And yes, option bonuses are considered to be a signing bonus in terms of amortization but not in any other definition.
     
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    Again, if he doesn't report, he will have to sit out the season and the Raiders would still be stuck with him.
     
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    The Globe had this blurb this morning Bruinz. It might be an option and they're mistaken or it has nothing to do with his option. I thought it was one big reason Al was happy to send the letter:

    "Furthermore, under the collective bargaining agreement the Raiders could go after the pro-rated portion of Seymour's signing bonus from the $30-plus million deal he signed with the Patriots in 2006."

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    According to reports out of the Bay Area and ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders have sent Richard Seymour a "five-day letter," tonight notifying him that he has five days to report to the Raiders or he'll be placed on the reserve/did not report list, which would put him out for the season.

    Placement on the list would also prevent Seymour, who is in the final year of his contract, from earning another accrued season of NFL service. Without 2009 as an accrued season, Seymour would not be a eligible for unrestricted free agency following this season.

    The Raiders decision to send Seymour the letter is good news for the Patriots. It is basically an admission by Oakland that Seymour, who was traded to Oakland on Sunday for a 2011 first-round pick, is now their property and their problem, not that of the Patriots.

    Furthermore, under the collective bargaining agreement the Raiders could go after the pro-rated portion of Seymour's signing bonus from the $30-plus million deal he signed with the Patriots in 2006.

    Seymour was scheduled to make $3.685 million this year, but carry a $9.79 million cap charge, as the result of pro-rated workout and bonus payments.

    Reports: Five-day letter sent to Seymour - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
     
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    Not arguing with you Satch....I just don't trust the Raiders or the NFL office to treat this entire situation as it should.
     
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    Seymour should report and then pull an "injury" that keeps him off the field.
     
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    Why should he do that? Hurts his prospects for his next contract.
     
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    The Raiders really can't do anything at this point. Their options are to either give in to Seymour and give him the contract or hope that he shows up and take the risk that he wont. They don't have ground to void the trade and I don't think even Goodell would be stupid enough to try and void the trade without actual cause.
     
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