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Hawks WR Branch: 'I just want to win'

During his weekly radio show appearance On KJR-AM’s Dave “Softy” Mahler’s show with fellow receiver Nate Burleson, wide receiver Deion Branch was asked about what he said after he scored on a 23-yard touchdown pass in the first half of he Dallas game on Sunday.

During the Fox telecast, a TV camera picked up Branch saying the following: “Y’all come find me. Anybody want me, come find me.”

You can watch the play here, but the Branch's comments are not audible.

Those words seemed to allude to the fact that Branch is not happy with his role as the team’s third receiver and would like to be traded. Branch had been the subject of trade rumors this season because of his hefty salary of $5 million this season, and his limited role as the team’s third receiver.

Branch addressed those comments this afternoon, saying he remains happy in Seattle and wants to retire as a Seahawk.

“I want to play. I want to win,” Branch said. “Bottom line. That’s that. I came here for a reason. I want to play football.”

Branch has two years left on a six-year, $39 million deal he signed with the team in 2006. He’s scheduled to earn $5.47 million in 2010 and $5.95 million in 2011.

Branch went on to say that even though he’s been on the sideline and not playing as much as he would like, he hasn’t complained and has accepted his role.

He also said he met with Seahawks management this season when with the trade rumors swirling, and that he has a good relationship with management.

“They want me here,” he said. “I want to be here. I want to retire here. I want to finish the end of my career here.”

You can listen the conversation with Branch and Nate Burleson in this audio link.