Wide receiver Deion Branch is back with the New England Patriots for the fourth time.
Wide receiver Donte Stallworth was placed on injured reserve Wednesday morning, and the Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon they have re-signed Branch.
Branch, 33, was originally selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 11, 2006, but then reacquired by the Patriots in a trade with Seattle on Oct. 12, 2010.
Branch was released by the Patriots on Aug. 31 of this season, then re-signed on Sept. 19 before being released again on Nov. 17.
He has played in seven games this season, including three starts, and has caught nine passes for 80 yards.
The Patriots also signed wide receiver Tony Logan to the practice squad.