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Richard Seymour: Reunion with the Patriots not in the cards

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As the NFL settles into summer vacation mode, defensive lineman Richard Seymour remains unsigned. He has been linked to the Falcons, but as he told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday, there’s “really nothing new to report” on that front.

Before that update, he addressed an interesting question from Sirius’ Rich Gannon: would he consider returning to the Patriots, who traded him to Oakland in 2009?

Seymour’s answer was clear, and it reflected both his feelings and his sense of how the Patriots feel, too.

“I always felt like that chapter was closed when I left there,” Seymour said. “I’ve always been grateful for the time I spent there, and we had a great time together. I thought it worked well for both sides, but I kind of moved on from there.” (And, as Seymour noted, the Patriots “moved on as well.”)

“I don’t think that will be anything that we see in the future,” Seymour said of a second stint with the club that drafted him in 2001.

While the Pats could perhaps use more defensive line depth, they will probably have to look elsewhere than to a player who was a key part of their three Super Bowl-winning teams.