After cutting Stanford Routt to save money, the Raiders had a chance to do the same with Richard Seymour and decided not to.
The defensive tackle acquired in a trade with the Patriots now has his full 2012 salary of 15 million guaranteed, points out Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated. If the Raiders had cut Seymour, they would've owed him half of his now-guaranteed salary.
Coming off a Pro Bowl season, the Raiders decided it was worth paying Seymour an extra 7.5 million to stick around. Do you agree with GM Reggie McKenzie's choice?