'Blindsided' Richard Seymour Will Play Tonight

Richard Seymour has been traded to the Raiders for a first-round pick. He finally decided to start talking Saturday morning, and sounds confident that he will suit up for the Raiders Monday night.

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Seymour Says He Was 'Blindsided' By Trade

Richard Seymour spoke with the Boston Herald on his way to Oakland this morning. This is the first time he's spoken to the media since being traded.

"First of all, I was blindsided by this whole event," Seymour, the five-time Pro Bowler, told [the Herald's Ron] Borges. "When you get blindsided, you should take a moment to gather your thoughts. I have a lot of personal issues more pressing than football."

He also sounds confident that he will be on the field for the Raiders Monday night when they face off against San Diego.


Seymour Gives in, Decides to Join Raiders

This according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora:

Agent Eugene Parker confirms NFL Network report that Richard Seymour is reporting to Oakland today.

More updates to come ...


Oakland Reportedly Gives Seymour Five Days to Show Up

Greg Papa, proud voice of the Oakland Raiders, is reporting that the team has sent a letter to Richard Seymour giving him five days to appear for a physical.

Papa also said the Raiders have sent a letter to Seymour saying he had five days upon receipt to report to the Raiders and take a physical.

Failure to do so could result in Seymour being placed on the Raiders' roster/suspended. This would mean the Raiders could keep him on the roster/suspended for this season and then retain his rights in 2010 for his 2009 salary.

So that means we know exactly when the deadline is, right? Well, unfortunately no one knows when the letter was sent. So, not really, no.

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