Report: Brady reaches out to Branch, Lloyd

Report: Brady reaches out to Branch, Lloyd
September 22, 2013, 11:30 am
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Tom Brady engineered a Patriots victory, a triumph that got a 34.2 TV rating from the Boston area.

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Apparently, Patriots fans aren't the only ones hoping the Patriots will bolster their young, and thin, wide receiving corps.

According to Mike Silver and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Tom Brady has been texting ex-New England wide receivers Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd to see if they'd be interested in returning to the team.

Neither was re-signed by the Pats after last year. Lloyd reportedly has been contacted by the Patriots and several other NFL teams, but is instead pursuing an acting career. Rapoport reported that Branch is willing to come back.

Whether Brady was acting on his own or on behalf on the Patriots is unclear. Also unclear is whether the Pats themselves have any interest in the two.