The New England Patriots (6-3) have released Deion Branch for the second time this season and brought Greg Salas up from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports.
Selected in the fourth round (112th overall) in 2011, Salas was mostly a factor on special teams in St. Louis. He was traded two and a half months ago to the Patriots on Sept. 1.
However, apparently the team didn’t think he was ready, as Branch was brought back into the fold and Salas was waived a week after joining the roster and subsequently signed to the practice squad. The second-year receiver also received a pay raise while on the practice squad to keep him from leaving in search of seeing the field for another team.
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Now having spent a couple of months with the Patriots, he’s back on the roster and Branch is out, at least for now.
Branch, who was questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday’s showdown against the Indianapolis Colts (6-3), will be availab...