Free-agent Seymour 'moved on' from Patriots

Free-agent Seymour 'moved on' from Patriots
June 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Richard Seymour helped bring three Super Bowl titles to New England in his eight years with the Patriots. However, now that he's a free agent, he doesn't think he will return.

"I always felt like that chapter was closed when I left there," Seymour said on The Sirius XM Blitz on Tuesday. "I've always been grateful for the time that I spent there and we had a great time together."

One of the anchors of the Patriots' defense during the early oughts, he recorded a career-high eight sacks in the 2003 season, leading the Pats to their second of three Super Bowls.

However, he had a bitter end with New England, as he was traded to the Raiders in 2009 for a 2011 first-round pick. When he was traded, he said he felt "blindsided" by the move.

"I've kind of moved on from there and I think they've moved on as well," Seymour said. "I don't think that'll be anything that we'll see in the future."

Seymour, a seven-time Pro Bowler, spent the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders, but recorded three sacks in just eight games last season. There have been rumors that he could sign with the Atlanta Falcons.

"We've had some talks. There's nothing really new to report," the 33-year-old Seymour said.