this was taken out of a long rant on how contracts are not really worth it "An hour after the press conference, SI.com's Don Banks reported that New England and Pittsburgh had both made substantial offers to Johnson soon after Bloch's ruling. Pittsburgh, Banks reported, was close to a deal with Johnson, and a source close to the Steelers said they wanted him to being practice with the team this week, so he'd be ready to play in Pittsburgh's game at Cleveland next Sunday. Rosenhaus could not be reached for comment -- the first time in the last 11 months his cell phone rang without being answered -- but earlier in the day, he said the Bengals didn't learn from Owens' victory over the Eagles in 2005. Owens fought to have his contract voided in November 2005, arguing that the Eagles suspended him and planned to deactivate him for the season after the suspension. Bloch ruled the Eagles had to release him because they had no intention of playing him, and were holding him back from earning several incentives in his seven-year, $48 million contract. Owens, who signed a five-year contract with Dallas a week after the ruling, played a big role in knocking the Eagles out of the 2005 playoffs with his strong play down the stretch for the Cowboys. Dallas (10-0) six wins away from the NFL's first perfect season since 1972. Owens' 76 catches, 1,047 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns lead all receivers. Off the field, Owens has taken a vow of silence with the media and hasn't antagonized his teammates the way he did a year ago in Philadelphia with his constant badgering of quarterback Donovan McNabb." interesting how king thinks he'll sign with dallas thoughts??