Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/17/12

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)
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. Photo Credit: Patriots.com 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...
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