The Atlanta Falcons have shown interest in free-agent pass rusher Richard Seymour, but they aren't in any great rush to sign him.
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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.
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Dimitroff told PFT Live on Monday: "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."
Translation: The holdup is money. Seymour -- who's open to retirement -- won't return for peanuts.
Even with the addition of Osi Umenyiora at defensive end, the Falcons can use more pass-rushing help. Seymour is another player on the wrong side of 30, but the Falcons clearly are interested in adding veterans with playoff experience, and we wouldn't be surprised to see this deal go down sooner rather than later.