Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch (84) during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Colts' Deion Branch: 'I'm an old school player'

Despite the rash of injuries the Indianapolis Colts have had, especially at the wide receiver positions, many questioned the signing of wide receiver Deion Branch this week.

After all, Branch played for the Colts’ opponent in Saturday night’s AFC divisional round, the New England Patriots from 2002-2005 and 2010-2012.

However, Branch doesn’t see the signing as a chance for the Colts to get intel on the Patriots and doesn’ t think he could help in that regard.

“I’m an old school player and I always learned from my coach back in the days,” Branch told Mike Wells of ESPN. “You can always tell somebody what you’re doing, but they still got to stop you. If that came about, we still got to stop them, or they still have to stop us. If we knew exactly what they were doing, we still have to stop it. This is the NFL. These guys, the scouts, I think those guys have done a great job. They knew all the ins-and-outs about the Patriots before they thought of bringing me back.”

Branch last appeared in a game during the 2013 AFC Championship. He has 518 receptions for 6,644 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career.

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