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Patriots trade defensive lineman Seymour to Raiders






New England Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour holds up the Lombardi Trophy at the kick-off for the NFL Experience festivities at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan Febuary 1, 2006. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
New England Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour holds up the Lombardi Trophy at the kick-off for the NFL Experience festivities at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan Febuary 1, 2006. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
</head> <body> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour has been traded by the New England Patriots to the Oakland Raiders, the teams said Sunday.</p> <p>New England will receive a first-round pick in the 2011 draft in exchange for the nine-year veteran, the Patriots said on their website (www.patriots.com).</p> <p>Seymour, 29, was a first-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2001 and started 105 of 111 games during eight seasons with New England.</p> <p>"He will be an end that will play some tackle," Raiders coach Tom Cable told reporters. "We are getting a quality player that has done a lot, both as a run player and a pass rusher."</p> <p>Also Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles released veteran quarterback A.J. Feeley, a day after the Eagles put quarterback Michael Vick on the exempt/commissioner permission list so they could keep Feeley on their roster.</p> <p>Vick, who was released from prison in May after serving 23 months for bankrolling a dog fighting ring, will not be able to practice with the team as long as he is on the list.</p> <p>He is suspended for the first two games of the regular season but will be eligible to play in week three.</p> <p>(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)</p> </body> </html> </div><!-- end article-body --> </div><!-- end aticle-body-wrapper --> <aside> <ul class="social-share-btns clearfix"> <li><g:plusone size="medium" href="http://wsau.com/news/articles/2009/sep/07/patriots-trade-defensive-lineman-seymour-to-raider/"></g:plusone></li> <li><div id="fb-root"></div><script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId=112315878855956&xfbml=1"></script><fb:like 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