Ron Borges of the Globe had a good, interesting mini article on Patriots holdout Deion Branch. I’ll just tell you what I got from it. Everyday Branch holds out and misses training camp the Patriots can give him a fine of $14,000. That adds up over time, so if I was Branch I’d hurry up to get something done. Also Borges writes that Branch’s agent Jason Chayut states that the Patriots forced Branch into signing a 5 year to his rookie deal. So here in numbers is Branch’s situation this off-season.
Patriots offer – 4 years / 5.6 million a year to Branch
Branch says no thanks, wanting 7 million a year. BAM, and now we are right here talking about it, still no contract still no Branch. Hopefully Chad Jackson develops even quicker then he already is.