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Branch Says He’ll Be Ready to Go When Training Camp Begins

Seahawks receiver Deion Branch seems more determined than ever to show what he’s worth. So far, it’s not been much. Branch had another offseason operation, but says he’ll be healthy and ready to go for the 2010 season.

Branch was back on the field this week for Seattle’s final minicamp, doing individual drills. He didn’t participate in any 11-on-11 activities. That will wait for another month when training camp begins, when Branch says he will be a full go with his left knee.

“I feel good. Last year (I) did the same thing, and had it cleaned out,” Branch said on Wednesday after Seattle wrapped up its minicamp. “This year was probably a little lighter, not as intense as last year’s surgery. It’s just a normal clean out, nothing major. It’s nothing that nobody is worried about.”

Despite Branch’s confidence that his knee is fine and it shouldn’t be a concern, the April surgery was his third knee operation in two years. And it comes at a time when Branch will likely need to be at his best to ensure himself a spot on Seattle’s roster when the season begins.

“Deion had a really good minicamp the first time out so we had some real good information on him,” Carroll said.

Carroll had said Branch’s arthroscopic surgery almost two months ago in Philadelphia was a “very minor” cleanup. The knee problems for the 30-year-old receiver started when he injured his left knee on a snowy field in a playoff game at Green Bay in January 2008. He had reconstructive surgery a month later.


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