Deion Branch Heading Back to the New England Patriots

Brad HinkleContributor IOctober 12, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Deion Branch #83 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the San Diego Chargers at Qwest Field on September 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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deionbranch83    Thankyou Seattle for all your love and support during my time with the #seahawks...#12thman support was great. #seattle #ff #nfl

This was the tweet that signaled that Branch's time with the Seahawks was over. The Injury-prone wide receiver is heading back to the Patriots to fill in for the recently departed Randy Moss. The Hawks are getting a fourth round pick in return, which essentially negates the lost draft pick in the Marshawn Lynch trade and helps keep all relevant receivers for the team's future in the mix.