Following the Patriots' devastating 21-17 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, every player on their roster was very upset that they didn't pull off a win. However, when it's all said and done, they want another shot at it, playing for this team.
Among them is 11-year NFL veteran Deion Branch, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in a matter of days. Assuming the Patriots will bring him back (which is a lock), Branch wants it known he wants to not only return, but finish his career in New England.
"This is where I want to be, this is where I want to retire," he said after Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. "This is why I came back, for the opportunity to play in this game. I'm pretty sure I will be here in this position next year." (via ESPN)
In 2011, Branch was instrumental part of the Patriots success, totaling 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns.
For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit