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Inside Free Agency 2013 - Day 29: Richard Seymour

Posted Mar 10, 2013

A look at the most interesting players available in 2013

The crazy time of year that is free agency is fast approaching, so KCChiefs.com has you covered with a 30-day free agency look, highlighting the 30 most intriguing free agents or players who could be released/traded during the offseason.

You may have noticed, there are no restricted free agents on the list, largely because they rarely leave their current teams. None of the reports are indicative of the Chiefs plans for the 2013 free agency season.

DAY 29 of 30

In December, Richard Seymour was quoted as saying, “I would love to retire a Raider but I have earned the right to be a free agent.” Since then, Oakland voided his contract, making Seymour one of the most interesting players available in 2013; let's take a look at some of his strengths and weaknesses.

Name: Richard Seymour

Position: DT      

Height: 6'6

Weight: 317

College: Georgia

Born: October 6, 1979 (Gadsden, South Carolina)

Age: 33

Experience: 12 years

Drafted: 2001, 1st Rd 6th Pick (6th Overall) by the New England Patriots

Career Stat Line: 164 games (157 starts), 327 tackles, 171 assists, 57.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 39 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries

STRENGTHS:

Versatility and Pro Bowl Skills

Seymour is a seven-time Pro Bowler, including trips as a 4-3 defensive tackle and as a 3-4 defensive end and he's been named to three All-Pro teams.

Size Matters

His 6’6 frame and overall strength, help solidify a defensive front line, while his athleticism helps on plays, where he's seen batting down QB passes or recording a sack.

In 12 years, Seymour has recovered eight fumbles, totaling 81-return yards and one TD.

Super Bowl Champion

It's tough to question a proven winner; Seymour has three Super Bowl rings, as a member of the New England Patriots.

WEAKNESSES:

Injuries

In 2012, he played eight games, missing seven because of a hamstring injury that landed him on IR.

The 33-year-old Seymour totaled 12 tackles (career low), during the 2012 season.

FINAL TAKE:

Seymour turns 34-years-old in October.

It's been said that 'time heals all wounds'; Seymour has the offseason to heal and rejuvenate his body, possibly leading to a productive 2013 season.

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