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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Falcons may have to wait for Seymour

By Pat Yasinskas

Last week, John Manasso reported that the Atlanta Falcons and veteran defensive tackle Richard Seymour were in contract talks.

That makes plenty of sense because Seymour has a home in the Atlanta area and the Falcons need some depth in the middle of a defensive line that includes Jonathan Babineaux, Corey Peters and Peria Jerry.

But I wouldn’t count on seeing any deal between the Falcons and Seymour for at least a few more days. At the moment, the Falcons are only $1.93 million under the salary cap and top draft picks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford remain unsigned.

However, there is a big bump in cap room on the way for the Falcons. Due to the fact, the Falcons designated offensive tackle Tyson Clabo as a June 1 release, they’ll free up $4.5 million in cap space later this week.

That would give the Falcons more than enough room to get Seymour and their draft picks signed.