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  1. Miguel

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    Was it an incentive bonus that he accomplished?
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    In the case of Branch, they might have slipped him a gratuity ... to forestall a Seymour-like scene.

    Or, could they have graced his extension with a wicked good signing bonus?

    Whatever the real story ... GREAT FINDS, Miguel !
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    Since Branch does not have a 2007 salary listed, this raise is not associated with an extension.
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    Branch must have reached an escalator

    From my notes -


    "Tom Curran of the Providence Journal provided some details of Branch's contract while quoting Alan Herman, Branch's agent - "We finally worked out the five-year deal with $3 million worth of incentives, which will kick in during the fifth year if he meets the performance levels in his first four seasons." The incentives are based on receiving yards. Herman wouldn't be specific, but he did say that 900 yards is one of the first plateaus for Branch to hit. "
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    He actually had a slightly disappointing season to me, with a lot more drops than the year before. That said, I'm glad he got the money, he's one of my top five favorite Patriots.
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    From Tomasi's Agents column today in the Herald:

    "According to the NFLPA Web site and first noted at Patsfans.com, Branch’s 2006 salary recently jumped from $545,000 to $1,045,000. The $500,000 bonus was not a gift to placate him before free agency, however. According to Branch’s agent, Jason Chayut, the receiver merely kicked in a pre-existing escalator clause by reaching certain performances levels, including 900 yards. . . . "

    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=128948&format=&page=3
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    My favorite part of the article

    "According to the NFLPA Web site and first noted at Patsfans.com
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    I thought you'd get a kick out of that - although he could have mentioned you by name. Obviously Tomasi's recent baseball background taught him some about the value of lurking on certain internet message boards. ;)
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