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From reporters to teammates and even the opposition, not many will argue that Albany’s Deion Branch is one of the NFL’s nice guys both on and off the field. Branch, seen joking with sportswriters earlier this week during the Patriots’ Media Day, especially has the respect of his New England teammates, many of whom have soaked up his Big Game experience this week in preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Giants. After all, the last time Branch played in the Super Bowl in 2005, he won the MVP.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI: 'Everybody' loves Deion

Josh Weinfuss, The Albany Herald’s Super Bowl correspondent this week in Indianapolis, catches up with former Monroe star Deion Branch’s teammates during Media Day to find out what exactly the 10-year veteran means to this year’s New England team — and the verdict is unanimous: He’s as beloved as he is respected.


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