Hindsight is 20/20, but in this case so is Pats management's foresight. Amazing that they obv. saw this situation coming. Maybe not a Deion holdout & trade, but they clearly knew they might have troubles with a re-signing/extenstion thus went after Mason in the 05 offseason. (And they obv. knew they would not attempt to re-sign Givens bc his market value would be well above their's.) Damn shame they missed on out Mason too, as this WR would be in much much better shame with him in a uni.