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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

Patriots 60-second rant: Offensive penalties only thing stopping Pats

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots did just about everything right on Monday night, but six offensive penalties could be a cause for concern if they continue.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Patriots WRs Chad Ochocinco and Deion Branch will have to work to get separation from Dolphins CBs Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Patriots positional analysis: Wide receivers

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
This is the third in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze the Patriots' WR situation.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
In Week 13, Deion Branch and Wes Welker each scored a touchdown, despite going against Jets CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. In the playoffs, those matchups will be key for each team to win.

Welker, Branch inactive for Pats' season finale

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
The Patriots aren't going to mess around in this year's season finale, as they ruled WR Wes Welker inactive.

Patriots MVP meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The offense hit a speed bump in Sunday night's win over the Packers, but Tom Brady remains the Patriots', and the league's, top MVP candidate.

Patriots-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects Sunday night to be the Patriots' sixth win in a row, but they may not score as much as they have against a good Packers secondary.

Patriots-Packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 15 game between the Patriots and Packers: the Patriots' passing game vs. the Packers' secondary.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
The way the Patriots' offense has been rolling, even against top defenses, it's hard to bench any of their offensive players. Heck, even their defense is not a bad start.

Patriots by the numbers: Offensive surge

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:06 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at how the Patriots' top players have stepped up their game during the streak, by the numbers.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Deion Branch was a huge surprise to most fantasy owners this season. Pat Fitzmaurice offers up his All-Disappointment and All-Surprise fantasy teams for 2010.

Patriots MVP meter: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offense continues to click, and Tom Brady's success is allowing a pair of veteran receivers to have big seasons.

Mother Nature no match for Brady's Patriots

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
With snow, sub-zero wind chills and high winds, most teams would go to the ground. Not Tom Brady's Patriots, who manhandled the Bears 36-7 at Soldier Field.

Shades of ’07 in Brady’s recent surge

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Tom Brady had one of the best fantasy seasons of all-time in 2007, throwing a record 50 TD passes. Recently, he has looked every bit as good as the guy who won the MVP three years ago.


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.