Does anyone have any idea about past rulings and the laws involved??? What kind of preceedeny will be served by upholding Branch's claim?? Any player who thiks he is underpaid can stay out indefinitely and demand a trade at any time...I do NOT think so!!! Even if there had been fair negotiatingm which it totally wasn't... NO WAY does Branch win this one..a TOTAL joke!!! The Pats sign a player and move on..Branch's 83 is given to the new receiver..Branch is dead to the Pats.