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Patriots re-sign Deion Branch

The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Deion Branch to an undisclosed contract.

Branch started 15 games last season and finished with 51 catches for 702 yards with five touchdowns.

The 32-year-old veteran is in his second go-round with the Patriots. He was selected by New England in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and spent his first four seasons with the club before being traded to Seattle in 2006. The Seahawks sent him back to New England in October 2010.

In 130 games, including 107 starts, the Louisville product has 502 career receptions for 6,499 yards with 39 touchdowns. He also has 62 catches for 932 yards in 15 career playoff games.

Branch's 24 receptions in three Super Bowls are third-most all-time, trailing Jerry Rice's 33 catches and Andre Reed's 27. Both Rice and Reed appeared in four Super Bowls.

In New England's Super Bowl victory over Philadelphia after the 2004 season, Branch was named the game's MVP after tying a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 133 yards.

The Patriots also signed fullbacks Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen. Fiammetta has appeared in 34 games, starting 17, in three NFL seasons with Carolina and Dallas. Larsen played 50 games in four seasons with Denver.