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Deion Branch

Deion Branch - #84 - WR

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 9"/ 195 lbs.
Birthday 07/18/1979
Birthplace Albany, GA
College Louisville
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 2nd round, 33rd pick by Patriots

No surprise when Patriots re-sign WR Branch

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Observers were far from surprised when New England brought back former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to add depth to an injury-riddled position.

Patriots bring back WR Branch

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots officially re-signed WR Deion Branch on Wednesday, one day after placing WR Donté Stallworth on injured reserve.

Patriots place Stallworth on I.R. and release TE Shiancoe

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed WR Donté Stallworth on injured reserve and released TE Visanthe Shiancoe, the team announced Tuesday.

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Texans seem determined to hang onto Barwin

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Despite hitting a snag in contract talks with OLB Connor Barwin, we hear the Texans still plan on having him back under contract in some form in 2013.

Patriots sign Winslow, re-sign Branch, Koutouvides

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed TE Kellen Winslow and re-signed WR Deion Branch and LB Niko Koutouvides.

Reports: Patriots cut Hoyer, Branch, Koppen

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots released backup QB Brian Hoyer, giving second-year QB Ryan Mallett the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady.

Fantasy spin: Deion Branch

Posted March 25, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed Deion Branch but the WR corps is already overcrowded. Does Branch have fantasy value? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

Patriots re-sign WR Branch

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots have re-signed WR Deion Branch, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the fifth wideout they have come to terms with this offseason. 

Patriots look to change luck in drafting WRs

Posted Feb. 16, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Wes Welker had a tremendous season, but the Patriots still have a void at receiver, mainly on the outside, and they are expected to address it in the draft.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
The Giants' corners will need to be physical against the Patriots' receivers like they were in Week Nine to throw off the Pats' passing game.

Reports: Patriots OLT Light expected to practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Patriots OLT Matt Light, who has been ill early in Super Bowl week, is expected to practice Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Big-game Branch does lots of different things for Patriots

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Deion Branch was fourth on the team in receptions in 2011, but teammates and coaches expect the former Super Bowl MVP to shine on Sunday.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
Who will step up if WR Deion Branch can’t play? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Patriots veteran WR Deion Branch had a big game, but CB Devin McCourty struggled in Week Two. Those players are going in opposite directions on this week's stock report.


Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Branch is back at his Patriots locker where his nameplate never was removed after the two times the team released him this season. The wide receiver re-signed with New England after being cut and missing the past four games. He had been cut for the first time just before the season then was re-signed after two games.||||||| Branch said Thursday he had no intention of playing for another team and wants to retire as a Patriot. But he said he knew he would be back. The Patriots signed him to add depth after wide receiver. Donte' Stallworth suffered a high right ankle sprain in Monday night's 42-14 win over the Houston Texans.
Posted Dec. 12, 2012
The New England Patriots have re-signed Deion Branch for their battered corps of wide receivers. They signed him for the second time this season on Wednesday after Donte' Stallworth joined Julian Edelman on injured reserve. Stallworth hurt his ankle in Monday night's 42-14 win over the Houston Texans. Edelman suffered a foot injury in the previous game, a 23-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins.||||||| The Patriots first cut Branch on Aug. 31, re-signed him after their second game, then released him Nov. 17 after the ninth game. He has nine catches for 80 yards in seven games. They drafted him in the second round in 2002, traded him to Seattle on Sept. 11, 2006 and re-acquired him from the Seahawks on Oct. 12, 2010.
Posted Sept. 19, 2012
The New England Patriots have signed tight end Kellen Winslow and re-signed wide receiver Deion Branch. The announcement Wednesday came three days after tight end Aaron Hernandez was sidelined with a right ankle injury. The Patriots have not said how many games they expect him to miss.||||||| The Patriots released Branch, the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX, on the final roster cutdown after he caught 51 passes last season.
Posted Aug. 31, 2012
Branch tweeted his goodbye to the New England fans amid reports that he has been cut by the team.||||||| The Most Valuable Player of the Patriots' 2005 Super Bowl victory said, "Truly thankful for all the support from everybody. I Love You guys (hashtag)LovePeaceandHappiness." Branch was reportedly among the cuts the team made Friday as it got down to the NFL limit of 53 for next week's opener.
Posted Aug. 16, 2012
Branch knows his best days are over. Now, he's waiting to find out where he fits into the team's deep wide receiver corps.||||||| He's competing for playing time with newcomers Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth and holdovers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Branch also might be fighting for a roster spot with New England. Branch sat out last Thursday night's preseason opener against New Orleans but has practiced steadily since then and could play Monday night against Philadelphia.