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  Colts | Week 19 Inactives    Sat Jan 11, 07:03 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have declared LB Daniel Adongo, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR Deion Branch, OL Joe Reitz, WR Josh Lenz, C Khaled Holmes, CB Sheldon Price inactive for Week 19.

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  Colts | Team will gain information from Deion Branch    Tue Jan 7, 12:10 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck said he will try to gain information from former New England Patriot and current Indianapolis Colts WR Deion Branch. 'I definitely will pick his brain (about the Pats) and he'll be a good addition to our team,' Luck said.

Footballguys view: We've seen gamesmanship like this before in the NFL. Branch was added because of the injury to Darrius Heyward-Bey. However, he was specifically added for what he can divulge about the Patriots.

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  Colts | Make roster moves    Mon Jan 6, 03:53 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) and practice squad WR Josh Lenz to their active roster. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team has also placed DE Fili Moala (knee) and CB Greg Toler (groin) on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: The team had to sign Branch as Darrius Heyward-Bey is out for a week or so with a hamstring injury.

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  Colts | Deion Branch not an option now    Thu Dec 12, 10:50 PM

Free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) left his workout with the Indianapolis Colts without a contract and does not appear like a target for the Colts at this point.

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  Colts | Deion Branch works out    Thu Dec 12, 11:03 AM

The Indianapolis Colts worked out free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots).

Footballguys view: Just kicking the tires in case they have more injuries or the receivers keep struggling heading into the playoffs. Nothing to see here, move along.

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  Colts | Deion Branch works out    Wed Dec 11, 09:10 PM

The Indianapolis Colts worked out free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: The Colts are just updating their emergency list here.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady in contact with two former teammates    Sun Sep 22, 11:24 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has contacted free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) and WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots) to gauge their availability to play this season.

Footballguys view: Neither would have more than flex value because of their limited abilities at this point in their careers. This is a good statement about how the rookie wide receiver experiment has gone through two weeks.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch defends Aaron Hernandez    Mon Jul 1, 01:37 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch spoke to his positive relationship with former TE Aaron Hernandez after his arrest and charge of the first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd. 'Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate,' Branch said. 'I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesn't have any dealings with it.'

Footballguys view: Beat writers Shalise Manza Young and Mike Reiss also wrote about how they had an impression of Hernandez that was not consistent with murder. Reiss wrote that Hernandez "had us all fooled". It looks like Branch was part of the us in that statement.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman could have big role    Fri Jun 28, 02:52 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman could have a big role with the team in 2013 because he is the most familiar wide receiver with QB Tom Brady, and because of the subtraction of WRs Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Donte' Stallworth, Deion Branch and TE Aaron Hernandez, and the injury situation with TE Rob Gronkowski.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners can't forget about Edelman here. Edelman is the only WR left on the roster who recorded a catch for the Patriots last year. He's got good chemistry with Tom Brady and could be an interesting player to keep an eye on. However, Edelman is still recovering from a foot injury he suffered last year. He's never played a full 16 game season during his pro career.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch unlikely to return    Sun Apr 28, 02:43 PM

The New England Patriots likely will not re-sign free-agent WR Deion Branch this offseason after adding WRs Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce in the draft.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch was No. 3 WR Week 15     Mon Dec 17, 02:37 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch served as the team's No. 3 receiver in Week 15.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch re-signed     Wed Dec 12, 01:14 PM

The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent WR Deion Branch. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This move was expected with the injury to Donte Stallworth. Branch knows the system but is not much of a fantasy option.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch to return    Tue Dec 11, 08:10 PM

The New England Patriots are set to bring back free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) this week, replacing the injured WR Donte' Stallworth (ankle). Branch's locker has been intact since his released, signaling he would likely be returning.

Footballguys view: Not a big surprise here. The team put in a waiver claim for WR Armon Binns but he was awarded to the Dolphins. With Stallworth's injury it's just easier to bring back Branch since he knows the system.

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  Jets | May consider Deion Branch     Sat Nov 24, 07:13 AM

The New York Jets may consider adding free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) due to the number of injuries to their receiving corps. The team has always had an affinity for Branch and he's likely on their short list of free-agent possibilities.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch released    Sat Nov 17, 09:25 PM

The New England Patriots released WR Deion Branch Saturday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Branch is a good quick fix for the Patriots, but the team is taking the long view with their wide receiver roster. It is possible that they didn't feel like Greg Salas was going to last long on the practice squad, or that Salas is showing himself to be worth a roster spot more than Branch now.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch questionable    Fri Nov 16, 05:06 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and is questionable for Week 11.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Thu Nov 15, 05:24 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch sees plenty of time in Week 6     Mon Oct 15, 08:44 AM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch played in 63 of 87 offensive snaps in Week 6. His high playing time was a result of the Patriots liking the matchup against the Seattle Seahawks' nickel package, which led the team to bring on their No. 3 receiver more often.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch does nothing against old mates    Sun Oct 14, 10:43 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch managed just one catch for five yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, his former team.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd do little    Sun Oct 7, 11:45 PM

New England Patriots QB Deion Branch managed one catch for 25 yards in the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos, and WR Brandon Lloyd chipped in with three grabs for 34 yards.

Footballguys view: Lloyd hasn't been able to break free in one-on-one coverage as Champ Bailey handled him today. You still have to think that he's got an outburst coming soon, as defenses are going to have to focus on the run and Wes Welker.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch returns    Tue Sep 18, 06:39 PM

The New England Patriots re-signed WR Deion Branch Tuesday, Sept. 18, after cutting him three weeks ago. Branch could become a part of the team's offense immediately with TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) out until October.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are adding weapons like Brand and TE Kellen Winslow to help make up for the loss of Hernandez. We're not expecting Branch to have much fantasy value.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch open to return    Sat Sep 15, 10:16 PM

Free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) said Saturday, Sept. 15, that he is open to a return to the New England Patriots if offered a roster spot down the road at some point. 'I'd love to be back. I'd embrace it and pick up right where I left off at,' Branch said.

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  Dolphins | Pass on working out Deion Branch    Wed Sep 5, 12:01 AM

The Miami Dolphins have decided to pass on working out free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots).

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  Patriots | Deion Branch cut    Fri Aug 31, 01:31 PM

The New England Patriots have released WR Deion Branch.

Footballguys view: Jabar Gaffney becomes the easy name to remember if Brandon Lloyd or possibly even Aaron Hernandez goes down. He has experience with Tom Brady and he was still relevant in fantasy leagues last year.

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  Patriots | Three veteran WRs could be on roster bubble    Sun Aug 19, 01:31 PM

New England Patriots WRs Deion Branch, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth could be in the roster bubble because the team is expected to keep only six receivers. Branch had a strong week of practice which gives in an edge over the other two at this time.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch sits out preseason game    Fri Aug 10, 03:20 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (undisclosed) did not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, because of an undisclosed reason. He has not taken part in team drills during practice in over a week.

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  Patriots | Four see time on punt returns    Sat Jul 28, 08:15 PM

New England Patriots WRs Deion Branch, Julian Edelman and Wes Welker saw time on punt returns at practice, and TE Aaron Hernandez also saw three reps as the return man. However, Hernandez was clearly slotted as the fourth guy.

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  Patriots | Donte' Stallworth, Deion Branch may fight for one spot    Thu Jun 28, 01:43 PM

New England Patriots WRs Donte' Stallworth and Deion Branch may have to compete for one roster spot during training camp if the team decides to keep six wide receivers on the roster.

Footballguys view: We'd give the edge to Branch here because of his experience in the offense. Free agent addition Brandon Lloyd should be the team's leading WR. In fact, Lloyd could finish as a top 10 fantasy WR in 2012.

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  Patriots | Crowded at WR    Thu May 3, 08:41 AM

The New England Patriots' signing of WR Jabar Gaffney leaves the team with a crowded receiving corps. Gaffney joins WRs Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Donte' Stallworth, Anthony Gonzalez, Chad Ochocinco and Julian Edelman. Welker will return as the No. 1 receiver. Lloyd figures to work on the other side. However, after that, it becomes less certain.

Footballguys view: This will be a heated battle between veterans in training camp. Gonzalez has failed to stay healthy during his time in the pros and could be on the bubble if he gets dinged up again.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch tested market    Tue Apr 24, 09:12 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch tested the free-agent waters before coming back. He is one of 10 receivers on the current roster. 'The conversation was there,' Branch said. 'I think everyone knew exactly what was what. This is where I want to be, this is where I want to retire. Coach Belichick and I, and his staff, the organization, made sure we tried to head in that direction.'

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  Patriots | Deion Branch contract update     Sat Mar 31, 10:48 AM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch's one-year deal with the team has a $925,000 base salary, $250,000 signing bonus, $150,000 workout bonus, plus $250,000 in incentives.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch re-signs    Thu Mar 22, 01:59 PM

The New England Patriots re-signed WR Deion Branch to a one-year deal Thursday, March 22. Financial terms weren't given.

Footballguys view: Branch will just be depth with the signing of Brandon Lloyd, and he isn't even a sure thing to make the team with Donte Stallworth also in the fold.

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  Patriots | Expected to re-sign Deion Branch    Fri Feb 17, 03:44 PM

The New England Patriots are expected to re-sign impending free-agent WR Deion Branch this offseason.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch may have small role if re-signed    Wed Feb 8, 02:53 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Deion Branch may have to accept a small role on offense if he decides to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Patriots know that they have to upgrade from a weak WR position this offseason.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch wants to return     Mon Feb 6, 10:45 AM

New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Deion Branch said he wants to return to the team in 2012. Branch wants to retire as a Patriot. 'This is where I want to be, this is where I want to retire,' Branch said. 'This is why I came back, for the opportunity to play in this game. I'm pretty sure I will be here in this position next year.'

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  Patriots | Deion Branch probable for Super Bowl    Fri Feb 3, 03:54 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 3, and is considered probable for Super Bowl XLVI.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch practices    Thu Feb 2, 05:52 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Feb. 2.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch practices    Wed Feb 1, 05:58 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch plays well in Super Bowl     Tue Jan 31, 08:25 AM

In two Super Bowl appearances, New England Patriots WR Deion Branch owns 21 receptions for 276 yards and an MVP in Super Bowl XXXIX.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch considered questionable    Fri Jan 27, 04:28 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 27, and is considered questionable for Super Bowl XLVI.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Thu Jan 26, 04:34 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Wed Jan 25, 05:43 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 25.

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  Patriots | Wes Welker leads WR corps in playoff win    Sun Jan 22, 09:23 PM

New England Patriots WR Wes Welker had six catches for 53 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 22. Fellow WR Deion Branch managed two grabs for 18 yards, and WR Julian Edelman added an eight-yard grab on his only reception.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch listed as questionable    Fri Jan 20, 04:33 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Thu Jan 19, 04:18 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Wed Jan 18, 04:34 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch posts 85 yards, TD in win    Sat Jan 14, 11:53 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch had three catches for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14, against the Denver Broncos.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch expected to play    Fri Dec 30, 06:44 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 30. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 but is expected to play.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Thu Dec 29, 06:15 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

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  Patriots | Deion Branch limited    Wed Dec 28, 05:38 PM

New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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