...can we call the whole thing off? I'm just wondering, having read that the deal won't be official until later in August when they hit the one year mark on the renegotiated contract that followed his hold out last year in camp. That means, assuming he doesn't skip camp, if he suffers a Colvinesque career threatening injury in mini-camp or early in camp, it would make no sense for the Patriots to commit that much of the cap to Seymour. If it were just about money adhereing to the spirit of the contract would be the right thing to do - but from a football sense you wouldn't tie up that much in the cap to a player who might not play again. I'm just playing Devil's Advocate here - I'm hoping there's a way that Seymour and the team could buy a private insurance policy that would cover Seymour in case something happened before the contract was signed, assuring him of receiving the full value of his contract from an insurance policy if God forbid something like that happened. In that case, Seymour would get his money, and the Pats would rip up his contract with no adverse cap consequence. I'm guessing that's what is happening between now and August - but does anyone else have any inights into such matters?