The Falcons have booted John Abraham to the curb and watched Lawrence Sidbury leave. Vance Walker could be on his way out. There's a need to add some punch to the defensive line, no matter how good you think the young players there will end up being.
With free agency relatively quiet for the Falcons so far, though, rumors of the team's interest in Richard Seymour are worth considering. Seymour is a 33 years old and is a player on the decline, but the talent that made him so fearsome for so long in New England hasn't evaporated.
The Falcons and Broncos are among the teams putting out feelers to Richard Seymour. I expect more suitors to develop— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2013
Last year, Seymour put up three sacks in eight starts. He's capable of playing defensive tackle, where the Falcons have had a middling pass rush for years, and has the burst and power to wreak havoc in limited snaps. He's also stout against the run, and if the Falcons lose Walker in free agency, he could approximate Walker's snaps and hopefully his productivity for one year.
As a part-time player in the Falcons' system, Seymour could be extremely useful, is what I'm saying. If he's looking for big money, however, the Falcons will probably move on without him. Unfortunately, he may be looking for big money.
Btw, in a shocking development, DL Richard Seymour prob only going to play if he gets paid a lot.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) March 13, 2013
What do you think of Seymour?