Found March 22, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The New England Patriots haven’t made a momentous splash during this 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy, but Bill Belichick and company tend to make their mark during the draft. In addition, the team has worked well behind-the-scenes on the open market.  Quarterback Tom Brady restructured his contract last week to provide the Patriots with more than $7 million in extra room for the 2012 season. Brian McIntyre reports that Brady converted $4.8 million of his base salary, as well as $6.25 million of other bonuses into a signing bonus that can be prorated over the last three years of Brady’s deal.  His cap number dropped from $15.2 million to $8 million for the upcoming season, but climbed to $21.8 million for 2013 and 2014. The Pats weren’t at all cap-strapped prior to restructuring Brady’s contract, but the decision certainly hasn’t hurt, as the team has recently loaded up on quality free agents, including guard Robert Gallery and wide receivers Donte’ Stallworth, Anthony Gonzalez and Brand...

Spencer Larsen signs with the Patriots

The Broncos versatile fullback, Spencer Larsen, has signed with the New England Patriots. Larsen is now reunited with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. This report is per Greg A. Bedard. Was close, now the Patriots and FB/LB Spencer Larsen have agreed on a two-year deal, a league source said. — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) March 22, 2012 Larsen has been a...

Deion Branch - NFL Wide Receiver (by BillySpikes37)

Deion Branch - NFL Wide Receiver (by BillySpikes37)

Patriots reach a one-year deal with Deion Branch Good news and a...

Patriots reach a one-year deal with Deion Branch Good news and a solid depth player at this point. You know Brady trusts him and he’ll provide good leadership and insurance should injuries or other issues arise. Always happy to have a former Super Bowl MVP back even if he’s not quite the threat he once was.

Pats re-sign WR Branch, add 2 fullbacks

The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Deion Branch and signed free agent fullbacks Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen. Branch had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2002, traded to Seattle in 2006 and re-acquired in 2010. He is part of a wide receiver corps that includes recently signed free agents Brandon Lloyd...

Patriots Sign Larsen

Spencer Larsen has signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.  Larsen, formerly of the Denver Broncos, is a fullback and linebacker, who also plays special teams.  He once started a game on special teams, at fullback and linebacker for the Broncos.  Pretty safe to say he is a Bill Belichick type of player. The Mesa AZ native went to the University of Arizona and was...

Patriots re-sign Deion Branch

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots  have re-signed free agent wide receiver Deion Branch to a one-year deal. The 32 year-old Branch had a very good season in 2011 with 51 receptions for 702 yards and 5 touchdowns.  He clearly not what he once was, but he ‘s still a viable contributor in the Patriots passing game.

Patriots Re-Sign Branch, Brady Restructures Contract

The New England Patriots, who have been signing free agents like Bill Belichick had a Groupon, have dipped into the well and come back with one of their own as they re-sign WR Deion Branch. Branch, long one of QB Tom Brady’s favorite targets, is in his second stint with the Patriots after returning in a 2010 midseason trade with Seattle.  He originally was with New England from...

Deion Branch Returns to Patriots After Robert Kraft Expresses Desire to Retain Both Him and Dan Koppen

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It only seemed like a matter of time before the Patriots and wide receiver Deion Branch ironed out a contract to remain together in 2012, and it finally happened Thursday. Coincidentally, or not, the news of the deal came down about an hour after Patriots owner Robert Kraft expressed his desire to retain Branch. "I truly hope that Deion Branch remains with...

Deion Branch back to Patriots

Hot News for WR Deion Branch

Patriots bring Deion Branch back for at least another year

WR Deion Branch, thought be a goner, will be back with the Patriots for at least another season. ESPN’ Insider Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots and Branch agreed on Thursday to a one-year deal. Branch, 32, had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season.  On his twitter account, Branch posted “It's truly an honor and a blessing to be back with #Patriots...
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