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January 19, 2010
Seymour likes it in Oakland, really...

Tom Cable may not know what his future holds, but by the sound of it, one of his players seems to have a handle on his prospects.

Richard Seymour told WEEI radio in Boston that he enjoyed his time with the Raiders this season, has talked with Al Davis about re-signing in Oakland because he loves the "challenge" and would not return to New England.

"I am in a unique situation where obviously I played out my contact and I have done my time there," Seymour said. "I talked with Mr. Davis before I left and he said he would be getting in touch with my agent to try and work a deal out. How that works out, you know it's the business; it's always give and take on both sides as far as contract negotiations.

"I would like to re-sign out in Oakland because I think when you can become a foundation piece and help turn an organization around, I mean that's a challenge to me," he added. "That's something where I am willing to take on that responsibility and that challenge. You know, help being part of the beginning with some good guys that really can make a difference.

"I mean, I really enjoy putting on that silver and black. As a player, you know, a lot of the guys I have talked to in the league say, 'Oh, man, the uniforms and the mystique of the Raiders,' you know, just being a nasty, hard-hitting team. As a defender that's something that I really enjoy. Will it happen, I don't know? I really don't know, but if they came up to me with a deal and said, 'Hey, this is what we are trying to do and you will be a foundation piece,' I don't have a problem signing back with Oakland."

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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