I previously posted this late in another thread, so it may have been missed... I moved it to its own thread as I'm curious to see your thoughts: 'If it comes down to only keeping 2 out of 3 of the "D"s [Dan (age: 28), Daniel Graham(currently 27, 28 in season) or Deion Branch(27)] for cap reasons, personally I would rather hold together (and complete) the O line with the 2 Dans and lose Deion. IMO, blocking for Brady is THE crucial component of the team through, at least, 2009-10 when many contracts conclude. Even though Branch is one of my favorite all-time players and I would like him to stay for his entire career, WR and RBs usually peak in their mid 20s when they are their fastest & quickest. OL and TE often can perform well into their early 30s, even if they lose a step. Given that thinking, Dan and Dan may be better values, especially if you get them for the same total cost as Deion. Ultimately, I believe that the Pats WILL resign all 3 (with Graham being the least likely to resign and Koppen the most likely).'