[QUOTE=Green Lantern 80;3531626]Basically, from this deal (according to Pat Kirwan of Sirius NFL Radio) depending on what the Seahawks do with their 2nd RD pick (swapped positions with San Diego) the deal could actually result in the acquisition of Whitehurst for only a 3rd RD pick in 2011. It's rumored that Seattle will look into acquiring a RFA RB with a 2nd RD tender assigned to them, but believe that their original 2nd RD selection was too high to trade for that RB. Basically swapping positions in the 2nd RD of the 2010 Draft got them a QB and possibly more! Time will tell......[/QUOTE]
But the RFA Rules don't work that way.
In order to sign a RFA, the signing team has to already have their original draft pick OR HIGHER. In other words, Seattle can't sign a RFA with a 2nd round tender unless they have their own 2nd rounder or better.
The Chargers, however, can sign a RFA with a 2nd round tender using Seattle's pick.