Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 12, 2010 11:26 AM ET
After a year spent in Oakland, Richard Seymour is headed for unrestricted free agency.
He's open to playing for just about any team. Except the one that drafted him.
"There's probably about 31 teams I'd consider going to," Seymour said in a conversation with Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England. TC asked him if he'd take a call from the Patriots if they approached him.
"That isn't something I'm looking to do at all," Seymour said. "But there's no ill will. I wish them the best. I really mean that. . . . I think it could have ended in a more respectful way, but that's just my personal opinion."
Seymour certainly isn't at his career peak, but he'll be an attractive, experienced starting option for the many 3-4 teams in the league. (The Chiefs and Broncos come to mind.)
With that said, the Patriots are likely very content to hold Oakland's first-round pick in 2011.