Richard Seymour and the Atlanta Falcons have hit an impasse in contract negotiations, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Seymour spoke to La Canfora, and told him "I thank them for their efforts," but that the two sides couldn't agree on terms. According to La Canfora, however, negotiations aren't dead yet.
Worth noting Seymour lives in ATL and would like to be there and Falcons are in Super Bowl or bust mode. We'll see if $ is right later on— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 16, 2013
Seymour has surprised many by remaining on the free agent market. He's a well-seasoned veteran by NFL standards at 33 years old, and is coming off hamstring and knee injuries that landed him on injured reserve, but he also made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and 2011, his last two full seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Seymour will still be expected to start and make a big impact wherever he lands.
Atlanta makes sense as a destination for all of the reasons La Canfora listed above. Seymour could provide the Falcons with a solid interior pass rush, and should improve a run defense that gave up 4.8 yards per carry last season.