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Deion Branch | Wide Receiver | #86

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (65) / NE
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Colts signed WRs Deion Branch and Josh Lenz.
Branch had been on the street, while UDFA Lenz was on Indianapolis' practice squad. Branch has a big name, but his signing has more to do with depth than sudden postseason impact. 34 years old, Branch hasn't played a football snap since last January's Patriots playoff loss to the Ravens. Mon, Jan 6, 2014 03:55:00 PM

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Free agent WR Deion Branch worked out for the Colts.

It's the first time we've heard the 34-year-old's name in half a year. Branch has little to nothing left in the tank and wouldn't be anything more than the No. 5 receiver in Indianapolis. RB Shaun Draughn also worked out for Indy.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:39:00 PM

ESPN Boston considers the Patriots more likely to re-sign free agent Deion Branch than free agent Brandon Lloyd.

Although Lloyd has more left in the tank and is a better fit for the X spot in the offense, he rubbed a lot of people inside the locker room the wrong way. The Patriots appear to have almost no interest in bringing him back. They aren't likely to call upon Branch either, unless Michael Jenkins, Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and Julian Edelman all flame out at camp.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Free agent Deion Branch is unlikely to be re-signed by the Patriots after the team drafted two receivers this weekend.

Branch, 34 in July, caught 16 passes for 145 yards in ten games for the Patriots last season, and he may be nearing the end of the road. New England hopes rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce can stabilize its receiving corps where they won't need Branch's phone number as insurance any longer.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Deion Branch caught two passes for 15 yards in New England's AFC title game loss to the Ravens.

They were Branch's only two grabs of New England's two game playoff run. Shuttled between the street and New England's 53-man roster this season, Branch posted just 16 catches for 145 yards in 10 games. Six months shy of his 34th birthday, Branch won't be more than a back-up option for the Patriots in 2013.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Deion Branch caught four passes for 37 yards in New England's Week 15 loss to the 49ers.

Branch was targeted five times in a game where Tom Brady attempted an astounding 65 passes, but wasn't any bigger part of the offense than he was before his relief. Even in New England's prolific offense, there's no fantasy value here.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 01:33:00 AM

The Boston Globe confirms the Patriots will re-sign WR Deion Branch to replace the injured Donte' Stallworth.

That was quick. The Pats had released Branch twice since August because he struggles to separate from cornerbacks at age 33. On the positive side, he's schooled in Josh McDaniels' offense and has complete trust from Tom Brady. Branch will likely jump right into the third receiver role, though he is without fantasy value down the stretch.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 06:54:00 PM

Patriots released WR Deion Branch.

Branch was among the Patriots' final cuts coming out of the preseason but was later re-signed prior to Week 3. The 33-year-old caught just nine passes for 80 yards in seven games of spot work. Branch could be nearing the end of a solid career in which he was part of two Super Bowl championships along with being the Super Bowl MVP in 2004. New England also waived DB Malcolm Williams to make room for CB Aqib Talib and WR Greg Salas. Branch was listed on the Week 11 injury report with a hamstring injury which led to his release.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Deion Branch caught two passes for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 loss to the Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

Re-signed five days ago, Branch drew three targets. Although Tom Brady is surely thrilled to have Branch back as a security blanket underneath, he's out of sight, out of mind in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 01:30:00 AM

Patriots re-signed WR Deion Branch.

Branch will take Greg Salas' roster spot as the fifth receiver, adding experience with Aaron Hernandez sidelined for a month. Don't expect a fantasy impact even in deeper leagues. No longer separating from defensive backs, Branch failed to impress in training camp and managed to clear 50 yards just once in the final seven games of the 2011 season.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 06:10:00 PM

When asked if he would return to the Patriots if they offered him a roster spot, free agent wide receiver Deion Branch said he "would love to be back."

"I'd embrace it and pick up right where I left off at," added Branch. The recently released 33-year-old Branch has made no known free agent visits since being let go on August 31st. His chances of returning to New England may have taken a hit when the team acquired Greg Salas from St. Louis prior to Week 1. Branch should be able to find somewhere to play at some point this season.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 08:27:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have "passed on" working out free agent Deion Branch.

The Dolphins haven't been connected to Branch since his release from the Pats, and it doesn't sound like they will be going forward. It could be taken as a poor sign for Branch's future that the league's receiver-neediest team isn't interested in his services, but a deal wouldn't be terribly sensible for either side. Branch shouldn't go unsigned this season.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:49:00 PM

CSN New England reports the Patriots and free agent Deion Branch have mutual interest in a new deal.

There were whispers when Branch was released that he'd be brought back after Week 1, but those chances seemed to take a hit when the Patriots acquired Greg Salas. Nevertheless, the Pats rarely make the obvious call on personnel decisions, so Branch re-signing in the very near future should be considered a distinct possibility.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Patriots released WR Deion Branch.

The Pats are going young. In the last two days, they've dumped the dead weight of veteran wideouts Branch, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth. Branch can no longer separate and doesn't have long speed. He has much more name value than game at age 33.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 01:33:00 PM

Deion Branch played 73-of-74 snaps in Monday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Branch was one of the only Patriots' regulars to see extensive playing time, and he used it to make three catches for 51 yards. Tom Brady was inactive. ESPN Boston believes the performance "would seem to solidify" Branch's standing as the Pats' No. 3 receiver behind Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, although he'd still rotate in that role with Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 09:59:00 AM

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