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Matt Pepin of Boston.com reports that there is a possibility Deion Brach could have a reunion with the New England Patriots. The Seahawks receiver has been rumored to be questioning his future with the team, and has stated he would return to New England if the cards happened to fall that way. Although not the premier receiver he used to be, Branch could potentially fill a now much needed void left from the departure of Randy Moss.
New England really needs a deep threat now that Randy Moss is gone. Make no mistake, it’s very likely that Tom Brady and the offense can still get it done, but a receiver with the speed of Branch has the potential to be hazardous for any defense. Branch has struggled in his years in Seattle because of knee injuries, but the fact that he has had limited production this year is mostly due to Seattle’s mix of wideouts. He is still a talented receiver.
It’s a bummer Moss is gone, but let’s face it, he probably wasn’t coming back after this year anyway. And on top of that, we only gave up a draft pick to get him from Oakland in the first place. So the fact that we got anything at all for him is something to be thankful for. The Patriots are loaded with draft picks this year, so this is just another added to the pile, giving them a lot of trade potential.
A Deion Branch deal could greatly benefit both teams. If Branch, who is 31, can play like he did in New England when he was here, that’s fine compensation for losing Moss as far as I’m concerned. I’ll take Tom Brady and Deion Branch over Brett “Who woulda ever thunk it?” Favre and Randy Moss any day.