rule discussion - signing fa's this is something we never discussed. how about this - all posted bids are final. no pulling out (this will come in handy when guys get overboard on free agents during the offseason and start posting stuff just to regret it a hour later), no not signing the player. after a bid is posted and won, the player must be signed. if the player is released (and can be, even immediately) then the signing team takes a cap hit.