The highest paid PS player in the history of the league according to Peter King on WEEI with Dale and Holley. $425,000. He surmises they really liked him in camp and he almost made the team and it reinforces that they want the best possible quality 45-53+ because they believe they will need these guys at some point in the season. Pioli was negotiating this deal while also dealing with the Branch situation. Peter says of that if you gave Brady sodium pentathol and asked him if he felt the offer the Patriots made for Deion was a fair one, his answer would be yes. Branch wanted to be the exception to the rule that has been applied to Brady and Seymour and Bruschi and all the other key players who are asked to take a little less than the most they might get as a FA so that this team can continue to maintain the quality and caliber of players they will have available to play along side them. Does the loss of Branch hurt the team from a WR standpoint today? Yup. But it doesn't undermine the entire system for the long haul.