Signed Defensive lineman Richard Seymour signed his $12.4 million exclusive franchise tag tender with the Oakland Raiders. The move means all of the Raiders’ veterans are under contract for next season. By placing the tag on Seymour in February, the Raiders guaranteed Seymour a salary for next season of at least $12.398 million, which was the average salary earned last year by the five highest-paid defensive ends in the league.
Traded The New Orleans Saints traded two-time Pro Bowl tackle Jammal Brown to the Washington Redskins in a complex deal involving draft picks. In exchange for Brown, who missed last season with a hip injury and sports hernia, the Redskins will give the Saints a selection in either the third or fourth round of next year’s draft, depending on which of those two picks ends up being sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Donovan McNabb trade. Other lower-round picks are also involved.
•Forward Jason Arnott, who scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal for the New Jersey Devils in 2000, was re-acquired by the team from the Nashville Predators in a deal for right wing Matt Halischuk and a second-round draft pick in the 2011. Arnott, who had 19 goals and 27 assists in 63 games last season, waived a no-trade clause in his contract. After the season, he had given the Predators’ management a list of teams he would approve, with the Devils topping his list.
•The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Ryan Parent from the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Dan Hamhuis and a conditional pick in the 2011 draft. The trade came before both players are scheduled to become free agents in July.
Dismissed French star Nicolas Anelka has been thrown off his nation’s World Cup team after getting into a heated exchange with coach Raymond Domenech and refusing to apologize. The Chelsea forward reportedly made obscene comments to Domenech at halftime of France’s 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday. He was asked to make amends by FFF president Jean-Pierre Escalettes.
Hospitalized Harness racing driver Richard Silverman remained in intensive care at a New Jersey hospital, one day after he was hurt in a spill at the Meadowlands track that injured three other drivers and unseated six overall.