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Stallworth Now, or Branch Last Year?

Former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch

Now that it appears the New England Patriots have found their man in free agent WR Donte Stallworth, should they be commended for signing a playmaker with issues? Or, should they be answering more questions about why didn't they just spend the money on Deion Branch last year? Think about what could have been if Branch were catching Brady's passes in the AFC Championship game.

As the ink begins to dry on the new 6-year, $33-million contract between free agent receiver Donte Stallworth and the New England Patriots, the question is vexed: Why couldn't the Patriots have just resigned Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch last September for similar money instead?The Patriots are desperately trying to address their lack of depth in their receiver corps this off-season, which was...

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