Richard Seymour of the Oakland Raiders is a free agent - Ezra Shaw
Could veteran defensive lineman Richard Seymour be a fit for the New York Giants?
Let's continue our look at potential New York Giants free-agent targets by discussing veteran defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who will be one of the best defensive linemen on the market despite the fact that he will turn 34 next season.
Seymour, a 12-year veteran, had three sacks and 15 tackles in eight games for Oakland a season ago. He missed eight games with injuries. In the 361 snaps Seymour did play in 2012 Pro Football Focus ranked him at +9.5, fourth-best among unrestricted free agent defensive tackles.
Levi Damien of SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride says:
Seymour has had knee issues the past two seasons. He was able to play through them last season until he added a hamstring injury and was out the last half of the season. He was very effective in 2011 so it's possible he can heal up enough to be effective again in some capacity but it's far from a sure thing. He will undoubtedly receive a one year deal from someone, likely more than one team. But he was getting a lot of days off in camp the past couple years so it's hard to say if he will be able to hold up. It seems to me he is destined to be a rotational guy much like John Henderson was his last couple seasons in the league.