Branch Joins Pats For Practice

Branch practices with Patriots

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Deion Branch is back at practice with
the New England Patriots.
      The wide receiver drafted by the Patriots in 2002 passed his
physical Tuesday after being traded by the Seattle Seahawks for a
fourth-round draft pick. He was catching passes from Tom Brady in
the early afternoon. Four years earlier, New England had traded him
to Seattle.
      Branch and Brady walked onto the field together then stretched
with their teammates before the quarterbacks began throwing. The
Patriots needed an experienced wide receiver after trading Randy
Moss to the Minnesota Vikings last Wednesday.
      In his first stint with the Patriots, Branch was MVP of the 2005
Super Bowl and caught 213 passes in 53 regular-season games.
      
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