Veteran Leads Raider Rookies Into Camp

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    BOSTON - NOVEMBER 23: Richard Seymour of theOakland Raiders attends the Boston Celtics game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the TD Banknorth Garden November 23, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    When the team bus rolled into the Oakland Raiders' training camp, there was a bit of a surprise when the first person walked off.

          There was five-time Pro Bowler Richard Seymour coming off a bus Tuesday filled almost entirely with rookies and other inexperienced players ready to report to his first training camp with the Raiders.
         
    Seymour missed the entire offseason program because he had not signed his franchise tag tender. But he says it was important to be at camp on time because this is where the foundation for the season begins.
         
    Seymour joined the Raiders two days before the season opener last year in a trade from New England.