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"While Seymour did help the Raiders at points, it’s difficult to say the trade for Seymour was a success, simply because he didn’t help the Raiders become a winner. [Al] Davis shocked the NFL when he traded for Seymour totally out of the blue a week before the 2009 season started. The Raiders gave up their No.1 pick in the 2011 draft for Seymour," Williamson writes.
"The Raiders are 25-38 since making the trade, and they paid Seymour more than $40 million in salary and bonuses in his four seasons. He was a good player in first two seasons in Oakland, but started to slow down last season. This season was all but wiped out because of injuries. Seymour never changed the culture of the defense like the team had hoped."