Bad, bad move. Especially when Bill Belichek is your coach. Yeah, Branch is being underpaid by NFL standards ($1.05 million this year) and is in the final year of his contract, but I don't think you hold out on a coach like Belichek. I don't know if he'll tolerate it for very long. I don't think he'll hold out long though. Teams can fine players up to $14,000 a day now (previously was $5,000) for holding out. That money probably adds up real quick. If he holds out for 7 days, that's $98,000 which is almost a 1/10th of his salary. I think he'll be back in camp within a day or two.