I just put a post and a poll up about the possibility of the Pats trading Branch.
The Bears are linked to Porter and Lelie, but so far the asking price is too high. Since the Pats don't seem to think Branch is worth top money, would Pats fans be open to the idea of trading Branch? Not neccasarily to the Bears, but in general.
Just as a reference I know the Bears have offered a #4 pick and DE Michael Haynes to Denver and Oakland. I imagine the player could be changed to a Justin Gage, Currie or Davis, so the Pats get a reciever back.