If he's going to be blackballed after his latest lawsuits, why not trade him now? A second round pick is not exactly trash. No guarantee of a 1st in the 'tag and trade' scenario. Also, was the Pats offer to DB giving him his signing bonus for the extension now? If so, what difference does it make if the final 1M year is ripped up or not? His pay this year would be 1M + signing bonus. Don't know what the Pats are doing other than trying to teach him a lesson and set an example.