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Deion Branch

35-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

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HT: 5' 9"   WT: 191   DOB: 7/18/1979  College: Louisville  Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the Colts in January of 2014.

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Branch is inactive for Saturday's game against the Patriots, Craig Kelley of Colts.com reports.

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Deion Branch NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 27 11 49 661 4 85 13.5 7.8 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 28 8 30 412 4 59 13.7 7.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 29 14 45 437 2 82 9.7 5.3 4 0 - - - 1 -8 -8.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 30 NE 11 48 706 5 74 14.7 9.5 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 Sea 4 13 112 1 18 8.6 6.2 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 31 NE 15 51 702 5 90 13.8 7.8 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 NE 10 16 145 0 29 9.1 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Deion Branch Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 27 11 8.2 12.6 10.4 4 60 13 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 28 8 8.2 11.9 10.0 4 52 11 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 29 14 3.9 7.1 5.5 3 31 8 2 1 0 -1 0 0 0
2010 30 NE 11 9.1 13.5 11.3 4 64 17 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 Sea 4 4.3 7.6 5.9 3 28 17 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 NE 15 6.7 10.1 8.4 3 47 15 12 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 NE 10 1.5 3.1 2.3 2 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Deion Branch 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Deion Branch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Branch signed with the Colts on Monday.

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The addition of Branch could indicate that Darrius Heyward-Bey's hamstring injury is a serious one, especially with practice squad wideout Josh Lenz also experiencing a promotion to the active roster. Branch himself didn't play in any NFL tilt this season, but his last home, the Patriots in 2012, happens to double as the Colts' opponent in the divisional round. Nevertheless, expect little to no production Saturday in New England, as he resides at the bottom of the WR pecking order.
Branch finished the 2012 season with 16 catches for 145 yards in 10 games for the Patriots.

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Branch, who caught four passes for 37 yards, was on the field for 54-of-96 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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Branch (hamstring) officially re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Branch (hamstring) will reportedly re-sign with the Patriots, according to WEEI Boston.

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Branch (hamstring) was waived Saturday by the Patriots, ESPN Boston reports.

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New England's injury situation among its receivers precipitated the move. The Patriots needed another healthy receiver, so they activated Greg Salas off the practice squad and parted ways with the gimpy Branch, who only saw 20 targets this season anyway. If Branch goes unclaimed, he could end up back with the Patriots later in the year.
Branch (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, the Patriots' official site reports.

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Branch was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday as limited with a hamstring injury, ESPN.com reports.

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Branch caught a season-high four passes for 30 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Branch finished the 2012 season with 16 catches for 145 yards in 10 games for the Patriots, but they decided not to bring him back this offseason. He has yet to sign with a team for 2013.

2012

Branch and Tom Brady go back a long way, but these days Branch is only a bit player on the Pats Ė a trusted possession receiver of average efficiency who saw a lot of goal line work. In fact, Branchís 12 targets from inside the 10 were second in the league, and one more than Calvin Johnson saw. (Of course, Branch scored just five touchdowns while Johnson had 16). Branch will be 33 in July, and heís never been especially fast. Heís a good route runner and reliable pass catcher and will likely be the teamís third receiver behind Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd. But Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez will require a lot of targets, and Jabar Gaffney is also in the mix.

2011

Randy Moss' 5-9, 191-pound replacement did about as good a job as anyone could have possibly expected with 9.5 YPT, 14.7 YPC and three receptions of 40-plus yards in 11 games with the Patriots. Branch will never be mistaken for the 6-4 Moss in the red zone Ė despite getting 17 targets there, he scored only five touchdowns for New England Ė but he's a reliable route-runner, has good hands and is shifty in the open field. Heading into 2011, Wes Welker will be healthier, and Brandon Tate will have another year of experience, so it's unclear to what extent the team will rely on the 32-year old Branch, especially down the field. Even with the addition of Chad Ochocinco, Branch should at least be prominently in the mix.

2010

Branch was pretty much invisible in the Seattle passing game last season. He topped 50 yards receiving in just two of his 14 games played last season. Branch, who underwent offseason knee surgery for the third time in two years, is no lock to even make the final roster. He probably will by default, but that won't make him a worthy fantasy option.

2009

Branch thinks he can still perform at the level he did before he tore his left ACL in the last game of the 2007 season, and a productive December last season supports his belief. Branch is a good route runner with sure hands, but he isn't much of a deep threat nor is he a threat at the goal line, which limits his fantasy value. The presence of T.J. Houshmandzadeh could free things up for him somewhat, but a shift to a more run-oriented attack probably offsets that.

2008

Branch is recovering from late-January ACL surgery, and even the best-case scenario has him returning only by mid-season. It typically takes at least nine months to return from this injury. If all goes well, he could return to the practice field by October. How long it would then take to get into 100 percent game shape is another question. Any setback in rehab and Branch is likely out for the year. Branch isn't a great fantasy option when healthy, though. He isn't much of a deep threat nor is he a threat at the goal line. Branch missed five games last season to injury and didn't catch a pass in the season opener.

2007

Maybe itís his Super Bowl MVP award, or maybe itís his association with Tom Brady, but whatever the reason, Branch is consistently overrated as a fantasy receiver. Branch has never had a 1,000-yard season, his career high in touchdowns is five and heís had just five receptions of 40-yards or more in his entire career Ė none last season. So why is he on this list? Because with Darrell Jacksonís departure, Branch enters the year as Seattleís No. 1 receiver, and Matt Hasselbeck has to throw to someone. On the positive side, Branch is an excellent route runner, has good hands and isnít afraid to catch passes over the middle of the field. His outstanding quickness makes him dangerous after the catch, but Branch rarely works very far down the field because he lacks the speed to beat defenses deep. And his 5-9, 191-pound frame makes him an unlikely red-zone target Ė just nine of his 101 targets last year came from inside the 20.

2006

Branch finally stayed healthy for 16 games last year, and performed about as well as could be expected, hauling in 62 percent of the passes thrown his way while dropping six balls in 125 targets. A polished route runner with excellent change of direction skills, Branch excels on short routes and isnít afraid to go over the middle. His outstanding quickness makes him dangerous after the catch, but heís not a true burner, and his lack of size (5-9, 191) limits his ability to hurt defenses down the field. Durability has also been an issue for Branch, as he missed 11 games between 2002 and 2004. With the departure of David Givens via free agency, Branch should be far and away Tom Bradyís No. 1 receiving target, but the Patriots like to spread the ball around to their backs tight ends and other receivers. Reche Caldwell, Chad Jackson and Troy Brown will compete to start opposite Branch, but tight ends Ben Watson and Daniel Graham should also see a prominent role in New Englandís passing game.

2005

The Super Bowl MVP missed the better part of eight games last year with a knee injury, so his counting totals from last year donít mean much. He hauled in 67 percent of the 52 passes thrown to him, though, and he was effective from inside the red zone, catching three of eight passes from inside the 20 for scores. Branch is very quick, can cut on a dime and knows how to get open. Heís fearless over the middle and can occasionally stretch the field, but heís not a true burner, and his lack of size (5-9, 193 pounds) limits his ability to hurt teams deep. Branch also has had some durability problems during his three-year career, missing 11 games to various injuries. Although Branchís Super Bowl performance likely solidified his status as Tom Bradyís favorite receiver (sorry, Troy Brown and David Givens), keep in mind the Patriots like to spread the ball around a lot (David Terrell and Tim Dwight were added this spring, and tight ends Daniel Graham and Ben Watson will be targeted as well).

2004

Branch will vie with the ancient Troy Brown for the No. 2 spot behind the more multi-dimensional David Givens. Remember, quarterback Tom Brady had great success throwing out of two-TE formations, and the Pats spent a first-round pick on tight end Ben Watson, so the Patriots might not deploy three receivers all that often. Branch was targeted 104 times last year (55 percent complete).