Former Oakland Raider Richard Seymour playing in World Series of Poker… wearing Raiders hat?


The Oakland Raiders were the last team that Richard Seymour played for before retiring from the NFL. After spending most of his career with the New England Patriots, Seymour was traded to the Raiders before the 2009 season for a first round draft pick. Seymour went on to anchor the defensive line and acting as the veteran presence in the locker room until he parted ways with the club back after the 2012 season.

Since then, he has not been able to latch on with a club despite the fact that he believed he still had a few years left in him. In all likelihood he was simply asking too much money for any team to take the risk of signing the aging veteran. Since leaving the NFL, Seymour has apparently turned to the competitive world of poker to make up for the loss of competition on the football field. Seymour is playing in this year’s World Series of Poker, an event that costs $10,000 to enter and is very hard to win.

Seymour has been playing poker most of his life but noted that he played a lot while he was with the Raiders. He said they played on plane rides and that one teammate would have a weekly poker game. He also said that nearly the entire team took part in a poker night once and that he believes former backup Kyle Boller was the winner of that event. But the best part of this is that if the pictures from the story are ones taken at the WSOP, Seymour is representing the Raiders and not the Patriots in his post playing years.

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  • Raider Arlin

    Go get em’ Big Rich!