Background - as part of his 3-year extension Seymour was due to get a $18.66 million option bonus. The $18.66M option bonus was actually two option bonuses. The first (6.66M) was due between aug. 4 of this year and march of next year. The second ($12M) is due by March 7, 2007. Ever since John Czarnecki reported on 9/8 that the Pats were under the cap by $10.3 million I have thought that the Patriots paid Seymour the $6.66 million option bonus since that was the only way my numbers came close to his report. A very reliable source confirmed that the Patriots did exercise the $6.66 million option bonus and that it was not converted into a roster bonus.