Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Richard Seymour failed to report to Oakland for a second straight day Tuesday after being traded from the New England Patriots.
“I really have nothing to report on that,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said. “Nothing has changed at this point.”
Seymour was acquired from the Patriots on Sunday in exchange for Oakland’s first-round draft pick in 2011. The move was on the NFL’s official transactions list and Seymour is on the Raiders’ roster on their Web site.
Cable said he spoke with Seymour earlier this week and the defensive lineman told him he wants to play in Oakland.
Cable reiterated that he is hopeful Seymour will play for the Raiders but declined to discuss reports the two sides were in talks on a new contract.
Meanwhile, Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t talk about trading the star.
“Because we don’t have rights to Richard, there really isn’t anything I can say about him or his situation,” he said.
“There’s a lot of things that Richard did well,” Belichick said, “but that’s the way it is and we’re moving forward and our team’s moving forward.”
Seymour is scheduled to make $3.7 million in 2009, the final year of his contract.
Russell lands with Jags
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed safety Brian Russell to their 53-man roster.
The eighth-year pro started 16 games each of the past two seasons for Seattle. The Seahawks released the 6-2, 210-pounder in their final cuts.
He has started 94 games for Minnesota, Cleveland and Seattle since coming out of San Diego State in 2002.
Suspensions on hold
Defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams will be allowed to play in Minnesota’s season-opener at Cleveland this weekend, regardless of what happens with their court case.
The Williamses, who are not related, are challenging four-game suspensions handed down by the league for violating its drug policy last year.
“The NFL actually has no choice,” said Peter Ginsberg, an attorney for the Williamses. “A Minnesota court has enjoined the NFL from suspending Kevin and Pat while we await a decision from the 8th Circuit.”
Pittsburgh signed center Justin Hartwig to a four-year contract extension. … The Buffalo Bills released starting left tackle Langston Walker, days after offensive coordinator Turk Schonert was fired and veteran running back Dominic Rhodes was cut. … Denver rookie tight end Richard Quinn has pleaded innocent to harassment and domestic-violence charges stemming from a Labor Day quarrel with his girlfriend.