MIAMI -- Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour was ejected from Oakland's game against Miami after throwing a punch at Dolphins left guard Richie Incognito in the third quarter.
Replays showed Seymour throwing a quick left hook to Incognito's neck and a quick right open hand to his facemask away from the ball."I apologize to my teammates, coaching staff and the organization, also, the Raider Nation," Seymour said at his locker, following the Raiders' 34-14 loss to the Dolphins. "I'm disappointed that I wasn't there to finish the game with my teammates. I think that it's an emotional game, and I shouldn't have let my emotions get the best of me. No excuses."
Seymour was tossed with 5:46 remaining in the third quarter and the Raiders trailing 20-0. Two plays later, Miami quarterback Matt Moore scored from six yards out. Seymour had no statistics, meaning, no tackles."As I told him, he can't get kicked out," Jackson said. "He's one of the rocks of this football team. You can never do something to get yourself kicked out of the game when you're one of the leaders of this football team."Seymour was also ejected last season for a palm strike to the facemask of Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger that dropped the Steelers quarterback.Seymour might be fined for this ejection as well and might expect a FedEx envelope at his locker this week.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.
Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.
In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.
Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.
That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.