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Deion Branch expects to re-work contract

It was a little surprising the Patriots gave up a fourth-round pick for Deion Branch, especially considering his $5.47 million salary this season.

The move makes a little more sense following Branch’s admission Tuesday that he’s open to renegotiating his contract.

“There are a couple things that are probably going to be talked about,”
Branch said on Tuesday via comments distributed by the team. “There will be dealings between my
agent and the organization, but I’m willing to make things work.”

Branch was due almost $6 million next season.  If he takes a big enough haircut, perhaps Branch could be the “veteran presence” at wideout for more than just this season.

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21 Responses to “Deion Branch expects to re-work contract”
  1. iampats says: Oct 12, 2010 6:33 PM

    Deion Branch knew his biggest mistake was leaving NE for the $$$.
    He will rework his contract and become the player once again he was before he left NE

  2. clubfoot says: Oct 12, 2010 6:41 PM

    The only difference now will be he is slower and the camera on the sideline is gone. Good luck NE you will soon see a stadium half filled the entire game not just after halftime when they are “blowed up” by the Ravens once again.
    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=4_JhgCO08uk

  3. stiller43 says: Oct 12, 2010 6:43 PM

    This whole thing’s pretty funny.
    Pats lowball him. He says he’s worth more. They say “hey, if you think that, why don’t you offer yourself to other teams and see what you’re worth.” He says “okay,” and gets traded for a 1st round pick and gets a huge contract.
    Then he sucks and gets traded back 5 years later.
    It’s also funny that 2 SB MVP’s from the last 6 years were traded for a 4th, and then a 5th round pick.

  4. Jangles says: Oct 12, 2010 6:48 PM

    clubfoot — if you’re going to try and talk smack, doing so in coherent English helps.

  5. BostonTim says: Oct 12, 2010 6:48 PM

    Blowed up is the worst grammar I’ve seen all day…What are they teaching the kids these days??

  6. benh999 says: Oct 12, 2010 6:54 PM

    iampats, that is one hell of a profitable mistake. We should all be so lucky.

  7. FireJerryJones says: Oct 12, 2010 6:57 PM

    Think they would have dealt with the contract issue before sending a 4th rounder to Seattle.

  8. Doctor Connors says: Oct 12, 2010 7:02 PM

    Oh, how nice of the idiot Clubfoot to bring up the Ravens game, aka the greatest win in NFL history (I thought they just got dusted the next week against Indy though?). They’ll be holding a parade for their first victory against the Patriots in their franchise history. Songs will be written about the bravery the Ravens showed on that sunny day in Foxboro.
    Anyways, Clubfoot, you jackass. Jimmy Johnson, Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil, Jay Fiedler, Bill Cowher, etc, disagree with you about the mystical magical camera on the sideline. I don’t feel like rehashing it. Look it up. Or don’t, and continue being a jackass. Donkey.

  9. Belichick for President says: Oct 12, 2010 7:12 PM

    Don’t say “haircut” around Tom Brady.

  10. carp killah says: Oct 12, 2010 7:15 PM

    Seattle – where mediocre role players go to get paid and prove they don’t have the skills to cut it as #1’s.
    Seriously, that organization has made some real bone headed decisions over the last decade or two. It’s remarkable that they made it to the Super Bowl.
    Again, New England essentially lends a player to another team and gets fat while doing it. They also got more for Moss than they gave for him, right? I think Belichick’s genius is actually under rated.

  11. stiller43 says: Oct 12, 2010 7:15 PM

    I guess we all know who the new guys around here are when they don’t know “blowed up” was coined by Emmitt Smith and transferred to everyday language here at PFT.

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 12, 2010 7:34 PM

    iampats says: October 12, 2010 6:33 PM
    Deion Branch knew his biggest mistake was leaving NE for the $$$.
    He will rework his contract and become the player once again he was before he left NE
    *********************************************************
    His biggest mistake was leaving NE for the $$$?
    Dude hit the jackpot.
    He’s going to become the player he was before he left NE?
    The guy is in his 30’s now and past his prime.

  13. 8man says: Oct 12, 2010 7:41 PM

    iampats says:
    October 12, 2010 6:33 PM
    Deion Branch knew his biggest mistake was leaving NE for the $$$.
    He will rework his contract and become the player once again he was before he left NE
    ——————————————
    Except that he got the money and got to come back. Now does he have anything left?
    Belichick for President says:
    October 12, 2010 7:12 PM
    Don’t say “haircut” around Tom Brady.
    ———————————————-
    Unless you are Giselle Bundchen….or Randy Moss.
    clubfoot says:
    October 12, 2010 6:41 PM
    The only difference now will be he is slower and the camera on the sideline is gone. Good luck NE you will soon see a stadium half filled the entire game not just after halftime when they are “blowed up” by the Ravens once again.
    ———————————————-
    Dude! I live in B-more. The current wrap is bad enough. Just stop talking….you aren’t helping.

  14. Bing253 says: Oct 12, 2010 7:42 PM

    Anyone who still thinks Branch is good hasn’t seen him play over the past few years and he still has never had a 1000 yard season and never will. If NE fans think Moss couldn’t get seperation wait till you see Branch who has averaged about nine yards a catch over the past two years. Also this move was made to make Brady happy and if BB thinks Branch is still talented then good luck with all those draft picks because he’ll mess those up too. Branch was going to be released in the off season anyway but they held out and got NE best 4th round pick next year.

  15. dennis112484 says: Oct 12, 2010 7:43 PM

    i still think people dont get it. maybe they are too blinded by their patriots envy. deion branch was made by bill belichick. he is the one true star of the franchise. he has made the franchise the constant contender . even in a down year people predict them to win at least 10 games. the system works, i dont understand how people doubt him.

  16. 8ball says: Oct 12, 2010 7:53 PM

    .
    Clubfoot, you should change your name to “clown shoes” because every reference to videotaping is about as fresh and original as clown shoes.
    FYI, every team still tapes every game. They just don’t do it from the sideline.
    .

  17. TheWizard says: Oct 12, 2010 8:11 PM

    i dont understand how people doubt him.
    They don’t. They hate him because in most cases, he’s right.

  18. mothball says: Oct 12, 2010 9:37 PM

    Branch will do a lot better with Brady throwing him passes than Hasselcrap. That guy is outclassed by excrement, he’s such a horrible QB.

  19. JoeSixPack says: Oct 12, 2010 10:24 PM

    The funny things is, a team like the Jets that dumped tens of millions of dollars into signing CBs who could cover tall fast guys like Moss could find themselves struggling to cover smaller, quicker guys like Welker, Branch and Tate, while still having to deal with a TE like Aaron Hernandez and Tate as a deep threat.
    I think Belichick would have been pleased to have a well behaving Moss for this run but leave it to Belichick to turn a weakness into an advantage against AFC East Defenses assembled at great cost to stop “Brady to Moss”.

  20. spudz says: Oct 13, 2010 7:25 AM

    Branch may be in his 30’s, but so is Moss.
    The big difference is that Branch is a team first guy, has leadership abilities for the young guys, is willing to go over the middle, doesnt have alligator arms, doesnt take a play off and is happy as hell to once again be catching Brady’s missiles.
    As long as he can stay healthy he will help the Pats ALOT.

  21. tj.52 says: Oct 13, 2010 9:00 AM

    stiller43 says:
    Pats lowball him. He says he’s worth more. They say “hey, if you think that, why don’t you offer yourself to other teams and see what you’re worth.” He says “okay,” and gets traded for a 1st round pick and gets a huge contract.
    Then he sucks and gets traded back 5 years later.
    ———————————————————
    -The Pats never “lowballed” him. The only issue at the time was the final year of his rookie contract. The Pats wanted to include it in an extension-type deal and Branch’s agent made it a point of contention to get a bigger bonus payout for his own benefit. The overall offer was the same and with the way the Patriots structure deals, Branch probably would have ended up making more if he had accepted. But his agent wouldn’t have.

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