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With Randy Moss gone to the Vikings, the Patriots were in clear need of some down-field weapons. Now, Tom Brady has an old friend back to hopefully perform some new tricks.
The Patriots traded for WR Deion Branch for a fourth round draft choice on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Seahawks basically traded Branch for RB Marshawn Lynch, whom they acquired for a fourth rounder from the Bills earlier last week.
Branch, a former Super Bowl MVP, has 13 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. He had his best season in 2005, as he finished with 78 catches for 998 yards before being traded to Seattle for two first round picks.