I was reading posts about how people don't get how Branch could be so off on his value and i agree. I don't understand how a player of his calibur can look at the pats' offer as "insulting"........ Now i've read on here that Branch hadn't played much in preseason games in the past and I know that he has some injuries......... I was thinking maybe Deion is just lazy and wanted nothing to do w/ training camp or preseason games. Is this a possibility that he called their offer insulting and didn't so much as give a counterofer because they are waiting till we get closer to the regular season and then he'll take the pats up on their offer? (i realize he is getting fined) Perhaps he won't take the pats offer, but will play this season anyways and didn't want anything to do w/ preseason so he could preserve himself for a new contract next year with whoever. He could just be afraid of getting injured and has the Clinton Portis attitude towards preseason. He is still an ******* though, i'm just trying to guess wtf his problem is b/c it just doesn't make sense.