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Jets & Vikings have agreements in principle with Branch?

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  1. tailgater

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    From reports this morning, both teams are trying to come to agreement with the Pats regarding compensation.
     
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    Per who?????

    Im not surprised with either but i doubt anyone gives up a first.
     
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    The more teams the better . . . we need something out of Branch, either the player or appropriate compensation.
     
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    doubt we do anything with Jets
     
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    Especially bad (jets) and mediocre (vikings) teams but between picks this year, next year and/or players we could get first round value without actually getting a first round pick.
     
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    IMO the jets are so bad we could trade Branch there without too much worry.
     
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    Minnesota was the team I thought Branch would end up with. Makes sense from their perspective.
     
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    Why not? That wont be much of a threat for another 3 years or so.
     
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    I hope it's the Jets because we would get a higher pick from them.
     
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    The Jets are rebuilding, and I really doubt they'll be ready to compete before Branch's prime is done, so I have no clue why they want to pony up $$ and take cap space away from younger players, and give up a draft pick for Branch. The only reason I can think of is to attract fans, but even that seems weird, but if we can squeeze an unconditional first, or even swap place in the first round, we'll come out big winners, as either Paul Polunzky, or Calvin Johnson will be Patriots come this time next year.
     
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    Branch for Vilma wouldn't be too bad.
     
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    The interesting thing with the Vikings is that even with Koren gone they have Williamson, Taylor and M. Robinson so we could possibly get a very usable WR back from them plus a pick (depending on the WR).
     
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    But if somebody hands him a long-term deal with tens of millions guaranteed it doesn't really matter, does it? This next contract will probably represent the vast majority of Deion's lifetime earnings.
     
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    Both do, if Pennington's healthy. A couple of years ago (maybe still) Brad Johnson had the highest QB accuracy rate in the history of the NFL. And I think Penny has the record for a single season. Neither throws a deep ball worth a sh!t, but both can deliver the ball to Branch and let him make plays after the catch.
     
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    Cold Pizza said the NFC team is undisclosed but is believed to be the Seahawks.
     
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    True enough, but I could see the Vikings making a big push. Not just in regards to Branch's salary but also in trade value.

    Unlike the Jets, they have an opportunity to be competitive in their division.

    Brad Johnson is not a horrible QB.

    That being said, the Vikings 2007 1st rounder would be acceptable.
     
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    Won't happen....
     
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    i hope your kidding? A top 5 YOUNG LB for a 2nd tier WR..thats a joke. Jets wouldnt even consider moving Vilma
     
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    Concur, but be patient, AZ sand blindness limits lots of people's ability to watch football. :(
     
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    Quit dreaming.

    Agreed. Most of Branch's memorable plays were deep bombs (2 vs. Pitt, Carolina), but runs far more intermediate and short routes than long.

    I would be shocked if the Vikings don't step up to the plate. The just lost their #1 WR and last year's #1 pick hasn't developed yet. In the NFC, they could be a playoff team with Branch.
     

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