Anyone understand the details here? Do the Pats recoup any signing bonus due to this situation? Presumably not. But, given the holdout and the not-yet-completed details of the new CBA, I wondered. Does the Branch fine have any impact on the salary cap? Where does that money go? Obviously replacing Branch's 'slot' with Bam Childress saves even more salary cap space - space that the Patriots just don't need. Hopefully the Patriots quietly accelerate the Seymour bonus into a roster bonus. Maybe offer Cassel a couple million for leading the team in special teams tackles, things like that.