Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) reacts after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars in overtime 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons, Richard Seymour in Contract Talks


The Atlanta Falcons are one of the top dogs in the NFC and they are looking to add another key piece to their puzzle. According to reports on Thursday afternoon, the Falcons are in talks with four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

Per FOX Sports South:

Having already made a major impact in the free-agent market by signing running back Steven Jackson and defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the Atlanta Falcons are continuing to try to beef up their defense in the form of four-time Pro-Bowl tackle Richard Seymour.

FOX Sports.com and FOX Sports South.com has learned that Seymour and the Falcons are currently in contract talks, although the Falcons do not have a great deal of salary cap room at this point.

Seymour would provide a huge boost to the Falcons interior defensive line and he has much more experience than their other options.

It appears like the talks are just preliminary at this point and the two sides are just gauging interest. If the interest turns in to a serious mutual interest, then we could see Atlanta make some moves to clear the necessary cap space to bring another star to their defensive front.

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