Patriots released WR Deion Branch.
The Pats are going young. In the last two days, they've dumped the dead weight of veteran wideouts Branch, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth. Jesse Holley and Kerry Taylor are now in position to stick as backups out wide, with Julian Edelman caddying for Wes Welker in the slot. Branch can no longer separate and doesn't have long speed.