Tom E. Curran Providence Journal August 23, 2006 Patriots' holdout wide receiver Deion Branch gave an interview to CBS-4 in Boston last night, telling the channel's Steve Burton, "I'm pretty sure everything's going to work out.." Branch was at the And1 hoop tour as it stopped in Boston. He's been officially holding out since July 27 and is expected to be fined $14,000 per day for his unexcused absence. Branch has a year left on the five-year deal he signed as a rookie in 2002. He's on the books to make a little more than $1 million this season but that figure is well below market value for a player of his skills. The Pats have offered three- and five-year deals to Branch that will pay him close to $6 million per season. Branch and his agent, Jason Chayut, haven't countered the offer from the Pats that they've termed "insulting." Asked if he missed playing, Branch said, "I'm human. I have my days and ups and downs. I realize it's business and what they're doing is business." Asked if he considered the $14,000 per day he's being fined, Branch joked, "I haven't really thought about it." Turning more serious, he said, "No, you have to [think about it]. It is what it is. Hopefully we can do something about it and we can figure out what's what." Branch said he'd watched the team's first two preseason games and that he believed the offense was running well. It will run better, he added, "When and if I get back."