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  1. Brownfan80

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    per Reiss:

    "Pats statement

    The Patriots released the following statement today:

    “The New England Patriots have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade and negotiate a contract with other clubs. This permission will extend until September 1, 2006.”"

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/
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    Patriots have announced that they have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade.

    On Pats official web site.

    "The New England Patriots have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade and negotiate a contract with other clubs. This permission will extend until September 1, 2006."
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    Same reaction here.
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    Wow is right. I have nothing else to say except wow.
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    didnt see this coming at all
  7. Brownfan80

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    Saw we found the same thing from different places at nearly the same time.


    I'm too shocked for words just at the moment. Chad Jackson. Get Healthy. Nowish. No.... RIGHT NOW. eff.
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    Re: Patriots have announced that they have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade.

    WOW! color me shocked!!
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    What?
    I don't understand how this could possibly benefit us. Why do it?
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    Branch could not negotiate with other teams. Branch is a player for the Patriots.
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    Wow.

    Well, if nothing else it may help define Branch's value, sort of like how the Patriots like players to seek out a deal in free agency and then they try to match it. Maybe if no one is offering much more than the Patriots are, Branch will cave.
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    He can. And now I'm sure he WILL. The Patriots are basically saying "We're not paying you what you want, find someone that will and you're out of here (for the right compensation)".
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    This is a good point, and may be exactly what the Patriots are up to. It's not as though many teams out there have quite the cap room that the Pats do, particularly to fill that big a hole (moneywise) at WR.
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    Re: Patriots have announced that they have given Deion Branch permission to seek a tr

    It seems to me that deion is nolonger welcome in NewEngland :mad: .

    This to me looks like BB is telling him either find someone who will trade for you at what your asking or get your but into camp.:cool:

    As always this seems like BB being BB as always.

    I wonder if anyone will grab him up probely the jets or miami or mabey even cleveland who do you think will bite.
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    My head is reeling. The front office is caving to Branch?
    Somebody help me out. Let's assume he's successful in signing with another team....what is the financial impact for us?
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    This is the most brilliant move I have ever seen. This better then brilliant, it is inspired.

    How do you teach a player what his real value is, let him try the waters. Since it is dependent upon finding a trade that would work with a the Patriots, they can always decline and keep him on the roster.

    He wants to be paid market value, see what the market is willing to give him.

    I also like the September first clause. So he does not really have time to brow beat anyone. It is a week on the auction block and see who bids.
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    I read this as : "You think you're worth so much, go out and see what others offer you".
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    I would assume we still absorb whatever is left of a prorated signing bonus, unless they're going after him to get that back for holding out.
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    This may be their effort to show Branch what they know that he apparently does not - that he is worth more to them than other clubs. I can't see him getting a better deal than what they have on the table....
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    I think it's a bluff. The trade would unlikely involve players and most likely would involve draft picks which would benefit next year and not this year obviously. They still have him under contract, so a trade would make sense after franchising him during the off season after you utilize his services for a run at the superbowl.

    I think they are heightening the pressure on Deion and also give him a dose of reality of who wants him and what they would be willing to pay. I don't see the Pat eventually letting him go for anything less than a first rounder since that is what they would get if he was franchised.

    And I hope someone doesn't say something stupid like Donnie Edwards straight up.
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    Not only that, now the ball really is in BRANCH's court. No more BSing the media through his agent. The Patriots have put the ENTIRE weight of the situation on Branch. He will end up where he WANTS to be. If he wants to be in New England, he will be. If he wants out, he will be gone.
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    Re: Patriots have announced that they have given Deion Branch permission to seek a tr

    The Patriots have to approve the team he goes to. Something tells me he is not going to an AFC East team unless they pay more of a premium over a team out of the AFC East.
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    I'd say I'm surprised. . .
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    None he still owes the team $$$. but his salary was supose to be around 1.5M im not sure of the exact amount.
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    A brilliant tactical move by the Pats.

    Look, things were at a complete non-communication impasse because of the positioning by Branch's agent. Now, there's a SHORT fuze for Branch Inc. to come up with a trade. Remember, the offered trade must have substantive value to the Pats. It will help establish Branch's value along with the $ amount of the contract offered by the other team(s) {if any}. After, as I expect, no trade occurs, follow on discussions can resume without either party appearing to have caved on the impass.

    And maybe a bluebird will fly in in the form of a trade too good to pass up. Don't hold your breath.

    EDIT: Dragon posted the same thoughts while I was typing
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    I think it's all about leverage for the Patriots. It's akin to saying, if you want to mess around, then fair enough, lets see how you feel about being dealt to the 49ers or another non-contender. It's a make or break time for Branch.
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    This is Economics 101, letting the market set the price...and we all know majored in Economics in college...

    I believe Mr. Branch's bubble is about to get burst.
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    I hereby retract my previous "WTF?".

    :D
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    This is EXACTLY what I am thinking. Maybe he will see his real value and understand that what the Pats are offering is more than fair. And if some team chooses to overpay him (which could very well happen), then the Pats will get very high compensation for him.
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    Psychological ploy by the Pats to show Branch that he's not worth what he thinks he worth. Given the limited time frame that has been granted, I think they're putting the squeeze on him.
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