http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2006/09/01/patriots_dropped_the_ball/ "The sides have been mum for the past week, since the team announced Branch would be given until today at 4 p.m. to work out a trade acceptable to New England at a pay level acceptable to Branch. The latter, several league sources said late last night, has been achieved, as the Patriots will learn today." Other than that just a typical hack job. The best line is this: "why then does it seem that the loss of David Givens and the apparent business decision to let Branch sit out for 10 weeks or be traded away over money not strike people in New England as a bit, shall we say, troubling? Because they have a big tight end who can run? So do the Kansas City Chiefs, and what good has it done them?" Uh Ron, the Chiefs have been one of the handful of best offenses in the NFL for 3 years running - 1st in 2004 and 2005 and 2nd in 2003.