Oct 2, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) on a dead play during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Seymour was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Seymour isn’t returning to the Patriots


After massive nose tackle Vince Wilfolk went down with a torn Achilles during the New England Patriots’ 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, many began to speculate on his possible replacement.

Former Patriot Kyle Love is a free agent, but since being cut by the Patriots, he’s also been released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Another name that surfaced was the Patriots’ first round pick (sixth overall) in 2001, Richard Seymour.

Seymour spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Patriots but was dealt to the Oakland Raiders for a first round pick after the 2008 season and played there for the next four years.

Seymour had 15 tackles and three sacks in eight games for the Raiders in 2012, but remains unsigned in 2012.

When Seymour was asked about a possible return to New England, he said “no way,” according to Ron Borges of The Boston Herald.

For his career,  the former Georgia Bulldog has 496 tackles, 57.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl seven times.

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