BranchESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots have acquired old friend Deion Branch to help fill the void created when they catapulted Moss from their roster last week. Schefter said the Patriots sent a fourth-round draft choice to the Seattle Seahawks for Branch, the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX for the Patriots.
The Minnesota Vikings sent their third-round pick to the Patriots for Moss on Wednesday.
In four games with Seattle this year, Branch had 13 catches for 112 yards and one touchdown. That might not sound like a lot, but he actually was their leading wide receiver. Tight end John Carlson has a team-leading 14 catches.
Branch spent his first four seasons with the Patriots, when he caught 213 passes for 2,744 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 190 receptions for 2,347 yards and 15 touchdowns in more than four seasons with Seattle.