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Source: Seymour will get franchise tag

Updated: February 18, 2010, 3:56 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Oakland invested a 2011 first-round pick to get defensive end Richard Seymour from New England, and it seems determined not to lose him.

The Raiders will use their franchise tag on Seymour if the two sides cannot agree on a long-term contract extension, according to a source close to the situation.

The move would be neither surprising nor cheap. The franchise tag for defensive ends is $12.398 million. The deadline for teams to use their franchise tags on prospective free ...

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