Seahawks will not activate Branch for Sunday

Updated: September 17, 2006, 3:59 PM ET
Associated Press

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Deion Branch will not make his Seattle Seahawks debut Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, after all.

The NFL has given the Seahawks a two-week roster exemption for the former Super Bowl MVP, acquired Monday from the New England Patriots in a trade that ended Branch's 45-day contract holdout. Seattle would have had to release a player from its 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon in order to add Branch for Sunday's game.

A Seahawks team spokesman confirmed ...

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