Raiders notebook: Seymour out for Pro Bowl

January 6, 2011, 11:47 pm
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Richard Seymours bothersome strained hamstring, which caused him to miss the Raiders last two games, has also cost him a trip to Hawaii.
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The defensive tackle was replaced on the AFCs Pro Bowl roster Thursday by Buffalo Bills nose tackle Kyle Williams, who had been a first alternate and now joins starters Vince Wilfork of New England and Haloti Ngata of Baltimore on the interior defensive line.It was Seymours sixth overall Pro Bowl selection, but his first with the Raiders, after racking up 5 sacks, the second-highest single-season sack total of his career (he twice had eight sacks and had 5 one other time), and 48 tackles in 13 games. He is an impending free agent who played last season under the 12.4-million franchise tag.Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (a career-high seven sacks, second-most among DTs, 59 tackles) was also named a Pro Bowl alternate but was not a first alternate. If New England or Baltimore advance to the Super Bowl, Kelly could conceivably get the next call for the Pro Bowl.The Raiders also announced the signing of five more players to reservefuture contracts Thursday punter Glenn Pakulak, running back Louis Rankin, offensive guard Roy Schuening, linebacker Quentin Scott and defensive end Tommie Hill.
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