hi-res-137617554_crop_northIn what seems like a bit of a revenge signing move, the Indianapolis Colts have decided to ink up veteran wide receiver Deion Branch to contract just in time as the team faces the New England Patriots next week in the Divisional Round of the 2014 NFL Playoffs, according to ESPN.

Branch is mostly known for his time with the Patriots, having a couple of stints with the franchise and helping out Tom Brady in clutch moments of the postseason.

Branch, 34, last played in 2012 in New England. He caught 16 passes for 145 yards in 10 games with the franchise. Branch played a key part in the Pats' Super Bowl wins in the early-2000s, also gaining a Super Bowl MVP award out of one of the games.

Branch was working out with the Colts in early December, and next week will mark only the second time he will be facing against the Patriots. The last time was in 2008 when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Branch showed up in that game, catching four passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Hopefully for the Colts and Andrew Luck's sake, Branch can pull off a similar performance next week if he gets playing time right away.


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