The Atlanta Falcons have shown interest in free agent Richard Seymour, but the team is in no great rush to sign the pass rusher. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Monday cited a source to report that "nothing at this point" has been worked out between the Falcons and Seymour. There was a sense talks might ramp up after June 1, because of a bump in salary-cap space for the Falcons. Atlanta's $1.8 million in salary-cap room jumped up to $6.3 million on Saturday after Tyson Clabo's salary came off the books. The right tackle signed a free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins last month. Rapoport reported last week that the Falcons have expressed more interest in the 33-year-old Seymour than any other team. As we noted in a previous post, Seymour's adopted son, DeVondre, has committed to play for the University of Georgia, and the former New England Patriots defender is close with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Dimitroff told PFT Live that "Richard is a fine football player. I know him well from his days in New England. He's a guy right now that there is a lot of discussion about him coming here, but there is nothing new to report on him. That's something that we are just continuing to keep our eye on like many other people in this league."
Richard Seymour, Atlanta Falcons no closer to contract
NFL.com | Jun 3