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Branch given permission to seek trade!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by MadMike, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    "The New England Patriots on Friday granted holdout wide receiver Deion Branch permission to seek out potential trade suitors and to negotiate a contract with another club. "

    See the whole article here:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2561309


    Man we need to give Donnie and a 3rd round pick to NE for Branch.
     
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    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    PATS EXTEND OLIVE BRANCH TO DEION?

    Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have released the following statement:

    "The New England Patriots have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade and negotiate a contract with other clubs. This permission will extend until September 1, 2006."

    Here's our take on the development: The team is trying to soften him up to end his holdout.

    The problem is that Branch still has a limb up his knothole regarding the five-year deal that he signed as a rookie, and the fact that the team's prior offer of a multi-year contract is less valuable in his eyes because he doesn't want an extension but a replacement of the final year of his rookie deal.

    In essence, he wants to be paid like an unrestricted free agent, even though he's under contract for another year.

    So the Pats are letting him shop for other offers, knowing full well that any offers he might receive will also take into account the fact that the Super Bowl XXXIX MVP is still under contract for a year. Further reducing the value of any contract that another team might present to him is the fact that compensation must be given to the Patriots in order to acquire his rights.

    Thus, at a time when Branch has expressed a belief that "everything's going to work out," the Pats have given Deion an olive branch of sorts in order to further nudge him into coming back. He'll feel like the team is being cooperative by letting him try to get the best deal possible, even if the team has no intention at the end of the day to give up his rights. The only risk is that Branch and his agent will use this opportunity as a way to gauge the market for his services in March 2007.

    Then again, that might be a good thing for the Pats, since Branch would likely realize that he's not going to command Moss or Marvin money if the Patriots choose not to apply the franchise tag.

    Our guess? Branch will conclude that he's not going to get many or any offers better than the one he didn't accept from New England, and he'll decide to report in time to get paid his full salary for 2006, hoping that the team will eventually put back on the table the offer that was yanked after Branch's agent, Jason Chayut, likely alienated the organization by taking his case to the media.
     
  3. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It's wishful thinking, but I would love for Branch to end up here. If AJ can make it happen, then he truly is GOD!
     
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    I think this is a "put up or shut up" scenario for Deion Branch

    The Patriots are basically telling Branch, you want to hold out, well find someone who will take you. But since the Pats hold some big strings in this case (what is acceptable to the Patriots for Branch), its not exactly the same as letting him find whoever wants to take him. But if Branch can't find someone else then it gives the Patriots more leverage because they can then shove in branch's face that no one is willing to give him what he wants.
     
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    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Very true Loren. The Pats want a #1 draft pick for him, and no one is going to give that up.
     
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    Of course not
    BUT
    a package of some players might make it ok

    Say
    Donnie Edwards, Eric Parker and a third
     
  7. BFISA

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    I wouldn't wanna part with Parker to pick this guy up; could be me, but I don't think he's all that whoopdeedoo.
     
  8. BFISA

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    Kinda like AJ axtin for a day 1 pick for Donnie.
     
  9. Shamrock

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    Branch for Edwards straight up.

    Swap of headaches. Nothing more - Nothing less.
     
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    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=155110

    Kraft on Deion: Wait ’til Friday
    By John Tomase
    Boston Herald Sports Writer

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - Updated: 06:14 AM EST

    FOXBORO - Patriots owner Robert Kraft last night suggested that Friday’s deadline for Deion Branch to find a trade could be more final than we thought.

    Speaking at the team’s Kickoff Gala, Kraft was asked if he still felt optimistic Branch would open the season in a Patriots uniform.

    “Today’s Tuesday,” Kraft said. “We’ll know the answer to that within three days. Like all our fans, I appreciate that Deion’s very special. But we have to let things work their way out and we’ll see what happens come Friday.”

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