Newswire: Seymour, Caldwell, Light & More

News from around the web includes: More on New England Patriot holdout wide receiver Deion Branch; Patriot's veteran wide receiver Reche Caldwell is catching on; Patriot's defensive end Richard Seymour makes an appearance; Patriot's running back Kevin Faulk to pick up the pieces and Patriot's linebacker Barry Gardner has a chance to shine.

New England Patriot holdout wide receiver Deion Branch was offered a 3 year 19 million dollar offer last week. According to the Providence Journal, Branch's agent Jason Chayut, claims Branch was offered a 4 year 19 million dollar with a $4-million signing bonus and a $4-million option bonus. The difference of opinions appears to be more than simply semantics; it is about worth.

New England Patriot veteran wide receiver Reche Caldwell is doing more than turning heads, he is turning the Patriot's cornerbacks around as he flies by them. A report in the Boston Globe praises Caldwell for the progress he has made and the confidence he is instilling. Starting quarterback Tom Brady says of Caldwell, "He's very athletic, he's smooth, he's fast, he's got good hands, he's quick, he's smart . . . he's really going to be an asset for us this year. I'm glad he's here. He's an exciting player."

New England Patriot starting defensive end Richard Seymour made an appearance on the field at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. According to the Boston Herald, Seymour remains on the ‘PUP' with a quadriceps injury. Seymour is regarded as one of the premier defensive ends in the NFL, but he never ceases to improve his desire and ability. "I wish I was 100 percent now but that's just the way things roll," Seymour said. "I don't see any reasons why I wouldn't be 100 percent come Sept. 10."

With the talk of New England Patriot's veteran running back Corey Dillon and rookie running back Laurence Maroney monopolizing the ‘running pie', there is some speculation as what size piece running back Kevin Faulk will have. If history has anything to do with it, Faulk excels in short burst performances. Faulk's excellence during two minute drills have been legendary.

New England Patriot starting linebacker Tedy Bruschi has been sidelined with an undetermined wrist injury. This has given linebacker Barry Gardner a chance to take quite a few reps with the first-team defense. "I get to learn how to play with these guys and learn what they expect from me," he said "Every day, it's a learning experience, so I'm just happy to be out here."

New England Patriot left tackle Matt Light was injured last year in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Light has worked hard on rehabbing his broken right fibula. According to head coach Bill Belichick, "Matt's had a good offseason. He's worked hard and trained hard…we'll kind of monitor his reps a bit in training camp…"

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