http://www.boston.com/sports/footba...006/09/12/holding_his_ground_pays_off/?page=1 After reading this article it makes the Patriots front office look HORRID. I gotta back Branch on this move. There are two sides to every story and it's plain as day, they were looking to exploit the guy........end of story. "Over the past two years, Branch began to feel he had outperformed his original contract, which to this day he believes was supposed to be a four-year deal but was altered after he showed up in good faith to train with the team as a rookie in minicamp before signing a contract he had agreed to in principal. After he performed exceedingly well, it became a five-year deal, non-negotiable. Having no leverage, no money, kids to feed, and other family members to help, he signed it." "``People kept saying and writing that my guy [Chayut] was leading me the wrong way," Branch said. ``He never led me anyplace. My guys gave me choices. They said, `If you do this, this will happen, if you do that, that will happen. This is the consequences if you do this, that is the consequences if you do that.' ``I'm the guy who made the choices. Jason never once said, `Deion, you need to do this.' It was always my choice."