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Deion Branch's '11 pay reduced

Updated: October 15, 2010, 8:26 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch agreed to take a pay cut for the final year of his contract as part of the deal that brought him back to New England from the Seattle Seahawks.

The restructuring reduces Branch's 2011 base salary from $5.95 million and puts it closer in line with Wes Welker's base salary of $2.15 million in 2011, a source told ESPNBoston.com. Branch has a chance to earn an additional $2 million in the form of incentives.

Branch said Thursday his contract had been ...

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