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James Pruitt
09-01-2006, 01:16 PM
ESPN report possible agreement with one of the two.

Dolphan23
09-01-2006, 01:17 PM
Link Please?

Dol-Fan Dupree
09-01-2006, 01:18 PM
WOW Seahawks!?!?!

James Pruitt
09-01-2006, 01:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2568851

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 01:21 PM
Wow if it's the seahawks they will have Jackson, Burleson and Branch.

Al13
09-01-2006, 01:23 PM
has to be seattle i doubt ne would trade in the same division, although they did already with bledsoe so what the heck i know

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 01:23 PM
Is he worth 2 #1's ? He's never had 1,000 yds.

The Confessor
09-01-2006, 01:24 PM
Mods-merge Please

_dan24
09-01-2006, 01:26 PM
Is he worth 2 #1's ? He's never had 1,000 yds.

Super Bowl MVP... I guess that's how they want so much in return.

Roman529
09-01-2006, 01:27 PM
I'd rather he go to Seattle than the Jets. New England's losses are our gains...hope they lose some more key players. :lol:

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 01:28 PM
Larry Brown and Timmy Smith were a SB MVPs. He's a solid WR just not worth anything close to 2 #1's. IMO.

He is on par w/ Reggie Wayne.

Al13
09-01-2006, 01:30 PM
he is not in the same class as a reggie wayne imo

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 01:35 PM
Branch2002 New England Patriots 13 7 43 489 11.4 49 2 6 2 22
2003 New England Patriots 15 11 57 803 14.1 66 3 9 2 40
2004 New England Patriots 9 9 35 454 13.0 26 4 6 0 27
2005 New England Patriots 16 15 78 998 12.8 51 5 13 1 51

Wayne2001 Indianapolis Colts 13 9 27 345 12.8 43 0 6 1 19
2002 Indianapolis Colts 16 7 49 716 14.6 49 4 11 4 35
2003 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 68 838 12.3 57 7 8 1 49
2004 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 77 1210 15.7 71 12 19 5 59
2005 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 83 1055 12.7 66 5 11 2 54

To be fair Indy throws the ball more than anybody.

Eshlemon
09-01-2006, 01:38 PM
If Seattle, have tp wonder about the seriousness of Darrell Jackson's knee injury.

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 01:40 PM
If Seattle, have tp wonder about the seriousness of Darrell Jackson's knee injury.

Is this the same injury from last year?

NYFINNER
09-01-2006, 01:56 PM
lets hope it's Seattle. Coles & Branch could mean trouble if they ever land a real QB. :boohoo:

foozool13
09-01-2006, 01:59 PM
I wouldn't be willing to give up a 1st rounder for Branch....AT most a 2nd and 5th

Eshlemon
09-01-2006, 02:01 PM
Is this the same injury from last year?

Yes, apparently. But info was from a fantasy football sight so take with a grain of salt.

"Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson is not expected to be on the field before the third exhibition game because of a knee injury. Jackson missed 10 games last season because of a first surgery on the knee, then returned and played as the Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl, but needed a second surgery after that game."

http://www.fanball.com/fb/playerNewsBreakers.cfm?pid=1314

Even if 2 different knees that's still 2 surguries in less than a year and he wasn't able to parcipitate in any preseason action.

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 02:02 PM
Marshall Faulk didn't even net a 1st rd pick.

HybridPHIN 23
09-01-2006, 02:08 PM
hopefully not the jets he's on my fantasy team, plus id rather see him go to the NFC

silverloop13
09-01-2006, 02:21 PM
Marshall Faulk didn't even net a 1st rd pick.

Thats bc Indy was stupid. For about 3 years he was just a monster.

JAGFISH
09-01-2006, 02:25 PM
Thats bc Indy was stupid. For about 3 years he was just a monster.

Agreed, but just proves the point that Branch should not even come close to netting 2 #1 picks.

BleedinGreenNC
09-01-2006, 02:56 PM
He's not going to the Jet's, NE wants 2 first round picks for him.... That's crazy.

dominizzo
09-01-2006, 04:51 PM
Go to the JEts Deion!!

Stick with AFC!!

The Confessor
09-01-2006, 04:59 PM
He's not going to the Jet's, NE wants 2 first round picks for him.... That's crazy.

Two first rounders? Who has two first rounders (Besides the Donkeys after they trade this years flavor of the month Runningback)

I would'nt even give a second and a fifth. Maybe a third and a fifth....maybe

FaninPatsyLand
09-01-2006, 05:39 PM
I posted this in the other forum, but I figured I'd post it here too.

The Patriots are screwed.. this whole plan blew up in their face.

The whole reason they gave Branch permission to seek a trade was because they thought his demands were outrageous. They felt that he wouldn't have been able to get the type of money he was asking for on the open market. And if this happened, maybe he would lower his demands and sign the contract that the Patriots have had on the table during this entire ordeal.

The problem is, the Patriots apparently undervalued Branch. They didn't read the market right because there were teams out there willing to give him the money that he was seeking.

Now most people are going to turn around and say, "so what, these teams will never meet the Patriots demand for compensation." This is probably pretty accurate, however this is significant news because it basically eliminates any opportunity the Patriots might have had to sign Branch on their terms, he isn't going to come crawling back to the Patriots offer like that organization had hoped he would.

This entire plan backfired on the Patriots and IF he ever plays for them again, it will be for the 6 games required to become a Free Agent at the end of the season, IMO.

The Confessor
09-01-2006, 05:43 PM
I posted this in the other forum, but I figured I'd post it here too.

The Patriots are screwed.. this whole plan blew up in their face.

The whole reason they gave Branch permission to seek a trade was because they thought his demands were outrageous. They felt that he wouldn't have been able to get the type of money he was asking for on the open market. And if this happened, maybe he would lower his demands and sign the contract that the Patriots have had on the table during this entire ordeal.

The problem is, the Patriots apparently undervalued Branch. They didn't read the market right because there were teams out there willing to give him the money that he was seeking.

Now most people are going to turn around and say, "so what, these teams will never meet the Patriots demand for compensation." This is probably pretty accurate, however this is significant news because it basically eliminates any opportunity the Patriots might have had to sign Branch on their terms, he isn't going to come crawling back to the Patriots offer like that organization had hoped he would.

This entire plan backfired on the Patriots and IF he ever plays for them again, it will be for the 6 games required to become a Free Agent at the end of the season, IMO.

Which is great news, cause now they have to overpay a fair to midland WR who is gonna KILL their cap- Me likes the way this is turning.....

FaninPatsyLand
09-01-2006, 05:52 PM
Which is great news, cause now they have to overpay a fair to midland WR who is gonna KILL their cap- Me likes the way this is turning.....

This is probably the worst case scenario for the Patriots in regards to the Branch situation.

Not only was Branch and his agent able to find a team willing to cough up that kind of dough for him in a weeks time, they were able to find TWO teams.

What's the Patriots next move here? You know they aren't going to just suck it up and pay Branch what he wants, and you better believe he's not gonna sign for any less. They could franchise him at the end of the year, but now your committing an average of top 5 money at WR to a guy who isn't even a top 10 WR. If they don't franchise him, they'll let him walk and won't get anything for him except a compensatory pick (highest awarded is a 3rd rounder).

I'm starting to think the Pats best move here is to take what they can get in draft picks now, and move on.

The Confessor
09-01-2006, 05:56 PM
This is probably the worst case scenario for the Patriots in regards to the Branch situation.

Not only was Branch and his agent able to find a team willing to cough up that kind of dough for him in a weeks time, they were able to find TWO teams.

What's the Patriots next move here? You know they aren't going to just suck it up and pay Branch what he wants, and you better believe he's not gonna sign for any less. They could franchise him at the end of the year, but now your committing an average of top 5 money at WR to a guy who isn't even a top 10 WR. If they don't franchise him, they'll let him walk and won't get anything for him except a compensatory pick (highest awarded is a 3rd rounder).

I'm starting to think the Pats best move here is to take what they can get in draft picks now, and move on.

I am still very surprised that anybody is gonna give up a 1st for him.:shakeno:. Of course he is their best WR, but I dont think that is saying that much. Their (the Patsies) success has been due to many parts that are well above average, but none that are shining stars.

Tailgater
09-01-2006, 07:51 PM
Pats offered 3yr/19M & 5yr/31M. Jets & hawks offered 6yr/36M. All those are for about 6M/yr.

Branch was supposedly looking for 8-9M/yr but his agent never presented any type of counteroffer from day one.

Check out this article. I love the agents take on Branchs rookie deal. I guess the Pats must have called Branch and his agent the day he was drafted and told him they were signing him for 4yrs. They must have, since rookie minicamp was held immediately after the draft:

http://www.nbcsports.com/nfl/56907/detail.html

"The Patriots have made him two contract extension offers -- one for five years and one for three years. The three-year offer made in May was to pay Branch a $4 million bonus this season, a $4 million guaranteed option bonus next September and salaries of $1.4, $4.3 and $4.75 million. That averages out to more than $6 million per year over the life of the deal and makes Branch a free agent at the prime earning age of 29.

But Chayut and Branch believe Branch should have already had his freedom. Chayut alleges the team originally was going to give Branch a four-year deal in 2002 but decided it wanted him on a five-year deal after watching him work out at the rookie minicamp. As a result of that, Chayut divides all extension offers the Patriots make to Branch by an additional year. So he views the three-year extension as a four-year offer and feels the offer is actually for less than $5 million per year".