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Hutchinson SHOULD remain in Seattle (1 Viewer)

fridayfrenzy

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All-Pro G Steve Hutchinson SHOULD remain a Seahawk after Seattle was able to match Minnesota's offer sheet.The case did not end up going to arbitration. The Seahawks were able to lower teammate Walter Jones' average salary by adding a year to his contract, thus avoiding a "poison pill" provision in Hutch's offer sheet that guaranteed his $49 million salary if he wasn't the team's highest paid offensive lineman. It's confusing, but the end result is that Seattle will retain his rights. It's good news for the entire offense. Mar. 20 - 3:38 pm etSource: ESPN.com
 
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massraider

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All-Pro G Steve Hutchinson will remain a Seahawk after Seattle was able to match Minnesota's offer sheet.

The case did not end up going to arbitration. The Seahawks were able to lower teammate Walter Jones' average salary by adding a year to his contract, thus avoiding a "poison pill" provision in Hutch's offer sheet that guaranteed his $49 million salary if he wasn't the team's highest paid offensive lineman. It's confusing, but the end result is that Seattle will retain his rights. It's good news for the entire offense. Mar. 20 - 3:38 pm et

Source: ESPN.com
Ah, is there a link for this, because I thought the Special Master was making a decision, or announcement around 5:00.
 

David Yudkin

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All-Pro G Steve Hutchinson will remain a Seahawk after Seattle was able to match Minnesota's offer sheet.

The case did not end up going to arbitration. The Seahawks were able to lower teammate Walter Jones' average salary by adding a year to his contract, thus avoiding a "poison pill" provision in Hutch's offer sheet that guaranteed his $49 million salary if he wasn't the team's highest paid offensive lineman. It's confusing, but the end result is that Seattle will retain his rights. It's good news for the entire offense. Mar. 20 - 3:38 pm et

Source: ESPN.com
Ah, is there a link for this, because I thought the Special Master was making a decision, or announcement around 5:00.
The arbitration stemmed on the highest paid player clause and whether it was "legal" for matching contract terms. If the Seahawks met the terms of matching the offer even WITH the clause, there is no need to rule on the provision.
 

Avery

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All-Pro G Steve Hutchinson will remain a Seahawk after Seattle was able to match Minnesota's offer sheet.

The case did not end up going to arbitration. The Seahawks were able to lower teammate Walter Jones' average salary by adding a year to his contract, thus avoiding a "poison pill" provision in Hutch's offer sheet that guaranteed his $49 million salary if he wasn't the team's highest paid offensive lineman. It's confusing, but the end result is that Seattle will retain his rights. It's good news for the entire offense. Mar. 20 - 3:38 pm et

Source: ESPN.com
Ah, is there a link for this, because I thought the Special Master was making a decision, or announcement around 5:00.
Because the "poison pill" wasn't too poisonous for Seattle to swallow, by extending/lowering Jones base salary, the Sehawks can avoid any arbitration decision by the Special Master and simply choose to match to offer sheet.
 

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