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Richard Seymour, Atlanta Falcons waiting for June 1?

The Atlanta Falcons and free agent Richard Seymour might not have jump-started serious contract discussions, but that doesn't mean a deal won't be worked out in the coming weeks.'s Ian Rapoport confirmed Monday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the Falcons have shown more interest in Seymour than any other team. Although the veteran defensive tackle is willing to "walk into retirement" if the situation is not perfect, per Rapoport, Seymour appears to be reciprocating the Falcons' interest.

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Atlanta is attractive to Seymour for a number of reasons, not least of which is the proximity to home. Adopted son DeVondre, a big-time college prospect, has committed to play for the University of Georgia, Seymour's alma mater. Throw in a Super Bowl-ready roster and Seymour's relationship with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff from their New England days, and the matchup is a no-brainer.

The hold-up is salary-cap space. The Falcons currently are just $1.8 million under the cap. That number will balloon to $6.3 million once Tyson Clabo's salary comes off the books on June 1.

Don't be surprised if Seymour is under contract in Atlanta by this time next week. With his talent and playoff experience, he could be just the player to finally propel this group of Falcons into the Super Bowl.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.

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