Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 12/12/12

FOXBORO, MA - NOVERMBER 21: Deion Branch of the New England Patriots reacts after teammate in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
When you have quarterback Tom Brady at the helm, Wes Welker in the slot and Aaron Hernandez at tight end, a wide receiver carousel isn't a big deal. The New England Patriots, who lost receiver Donte' Stallworth for the season Monday days after they signed him, picked up the other on-again-off-again Patriots receiver in Deion Branch Wednesday. "Same thing he brought to the team before," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday, via Patriots.com, when asked about Branch's role. "With Donte’ out, he gives us a good level of experience and knows our system, has played for us and we have confidence in him."Branch was New England's Super Bowl MVP in 2004 but has lost plenty of steam since, which isn't a surprise, given the veteran is now 33 years old. He was released from the team in the middle of November, though his locker reportedly had been intact all along.His signing was practical given his familiarity with the system, since, with so many other weapons around him, he'll pretty m...
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