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Sources: Patriots Could Be Targeting Deion Branch As Moss Replacement

After trading away Randy Moss to the Vikings on Wednesday, the Patriots may be wasting little time in searching for a replacement in the wide receiver corps. 

According to multiple reports --'s Tom Curran, the Herald's Ian Rapoport and the Globe's Shalise Manza Young -- there is talk circulating that the Patriots are discussing bringing back Deion Branch

With the dust settling from the Moss deal, the Patriots will likely look to add at wide receiver. And an old, familiar face could be in mix

Branch spent the first four seasons of his career with New England (he was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2002 Draft) before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2006. 

In four games this season, Branch has 13 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. 

It's important to note that it is still very early in any of these discussions, and that any talks are "extremely preliminary."