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Jerraud Powers Now Working Out With Patriots Deion Branch

We mentioned last week that Colts starting corner Jerraud Powers was still working out even though the owner-imposed lockout continues to choke the NFL. One of his workout partners is former-Colts corner Marlin Jackson, the man Powers supplanted as a starter. Also present at the workouts is Antoine Bethea.

Now, it seems the two current and one former Colts players have welcomed the enemy into their workout routine: New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch.

I'd only be slightly mad at this if I didn't already know that Branch has a home near Indianapolis, and he's known for being a hard-working, good-natured guy. Sort of the exact opposite of the man he replaced: Randy Moss. Branch also played his college ball at Louisville. So, he has a lot of strong ties to Indiana (or, Kentuckiana, if you will).

Again, these kinds of updates are nice to read about, especially in light of Javarris James getting arrested. I personally don't believe that smoking weed is 'bad,' but it is illegal. And what fans want to see is players, like Powers (who is the same age as Javarris James, I might add), working their butts off to get ready for the season, not guys getting arrested near South Beach with ganga in their pocket.