Way back in May, we previewed the New England Patriots' wide receiver battle royale. We noted that Chad Ochocinco and Anthony Gonzalez both had uphill battles to make the roster. They have since been cut, which should simplify things.
ESPNBoston.com believes the true battle now comes down to Deion Branch and Donte' Stallworth. We agree.
Branch and Stallworth are both outside receivers. Stallworth still has more speed, but Branch is a craftier route-runner. Branch has a long history with New England, but he could not beat single coverage enough last year.