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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Where Branch fits in WR trade market

By Mike Reiss

Where does the Patriots' acquisition of receiver Deion Branch rank in terms of recent NFL trade activity at the position?

That was a question that ESPN.com's Mike Sando, who covers the NFC West, attempted to answer with the help of ESPN researcher Keith Hawkins. Sando compiled a list of wide receiver trades since 2007 and the Branch deal fits in at No. 13 in terms of compensation.

"The Seahawks got more in return for Branch than expected, but the Patriots can still come out OK," Sando writes. "They've got Tom Brady, after all."