I see where the Seahawks have fired another shot in the Hutchison war. They have offered a reserve Minneapolis WR, a so called $49 million offer, "guaranteed "if he plays 5 games in any year in Minneapolis (i.e stays in Minneapolis). Burleson did not get $49 million. As a matter of fact he will get nothing, if I am correct There is an old principle of logic called "Reductio ad absurdum" in which you demonstrate the falseness and fatuity of a supposed logical choice, by tracing it to its absurd extreme. Its used in mathematics and the Law as a method of argument. The Seahawks are excised about the theft of Hutchinson by Minneapolis, and the apparent willingnesss of the League to go along with the "poison pill" that prevented them from competing for thier All-Pro player. They are determined to get the Hutchison ruling overturned, and the Burleson maneuver is just that. If the Hutchison, and consequently the Burleson reduction to absurdity, is allowed ot stand, than the whole system of FA collapses. When players complete their contracts they would be free to sign anywhere with no compensation. This would destroy the basis of the just signed CBA. Players would never sign anything but one year agreements or only fully guaranteed longer constracts, if this were allowed to continue. Well done on the part of the Seahawks legal staff. I predict the League will be forced to negate the Hutchinson deal and consequently the Burleson absurd "phoney offer" as well. For the Patriots it means that Burleson is, or will shortly be, still on the market.