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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Branch & Engram In, Burress Out

In an odd twist, the Seahawks might be in a better wide receiver situation than the New York Giants when the two teams face off in Week 5. Both teams are coming off byes, and Seahawks fans will get their first dose of Deion Branch since last season, and Bobby Engram will take the field for the first time since training camp.

The Giants will be without star wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who despite injuries has played in 56 of 57 games since he joined the Giants in 2005 (including 6 playoff games). Burress has scored 32 touchdowns during that time. Deion Branch has missed 11 games since joining the Seahawks in 2006, and has found the endzone only 8 times in 27 games.