Raiders tag DL Seymour

Updated: February 25, 2010, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders placed the exclusive franchise tag on defensive lineman Richard Seymour before Thursday's deadline.

By choosing to use the exclusive designation, Seymour is prohibited from even negotiating with other teams when free agency starts next month.

With the tag, Seymour will be guaranteed a salary for next season of at least $12.398 million, which is the average salary earned last year by the five highest-paid defensive ends in the league. If the average ...

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