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Alan Branch

Alan Branch - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 325 lbs.
Birthday 12/29/1984
Birthplace Albuquerque, NM
College Michigan
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 2nd round, 1st pick by Cardinals

Bills owner Wilson returns home from hospital

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been released from hospital and is back home.

Bills use 'designated to return' label on CB Brooks

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Bills placed rookie CB Ron Brooks on injured reserve with the new “designated to return” label.

Report: CB Florence to sign with Lions

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Multiple reports said that CB Drayton Florence, who was cut by the Broncos on Friday, will sign with the Lions on Sunday.

Report: Bills cut DT Edwards

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
The Bills released veteran DT Dwan Edwards, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bills owner Wilson hospitalized, listed in good condition

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been hospitalized but is listed in good condition, a team official told The Buffalo News Thursday.

WR Parrish agrees to terms with Raiders

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Hours after being released by the Chargers, WR Roscoe Parrish agreed to terms with the Raiders, Pro Football Talk first reported.

Young released by Bills

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Shortly after Vince Young indicated on Twitter Monday that he had been released by the Bills, the team confirmed the news.

Report: Jackson restructures contract to complete Bills trade

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
According to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, QB Tarvaris Jackson agreed to restructure his contract to complete a trade to Buffalo.

Bills release WR Clowney, LB Batten

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Bills have released nine players, including receiver David Clowney and linebacker Danny Batten, the team's 2010 sixth-round draft pick.

CB Gilmore making Bills look smart with early play

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Bills rookie CB Stephon Gilmore has continued his strong preseason, as the team's first pick is living up to expectations early on.

Bills place DT Troup on injured reserve

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
The Bills placed third-year DT Torell Troup on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

Bills QB Young seeks protection from loan company

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Vince Young filed a request seeking a protective court order to stop a company from collecting nearly $1.7 million on a loan.

Bills cut DE Merriman

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Bills released DE-OLB Shawne Merriman on Monday.

Moats gets first shot at Bills' SLB spot

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Third-year pro Arthur Moats enters the Bills' preseason as the No. 1 strong-side ’backer, ahead of veteran Kirk Morrison.

Cuomo, Schumer move to keep Bills in town

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took a step toward helping the state secure the Bills' future in western New York.


Posted July 29, 2011
The Seattle Seahawks have bolstered their defensive line after reaching a deal with Branch.||||||| Branch has played in all 32 games at nose tackle the past two seasons for Arizona. Last season, Branch made three starts and recorded a career-high 35 tackles.
Posted Sept. 07, 2007
According to the Arizona Republic, Branch has a fractured left hand and won't play Monday night against San Francisco.||||||| Branch, the Cardinals' backup nose tackle, will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Gabe Watson remains the starting nose tackle, and Rodney Bailey will take over as the No. 2.
Posted July 25, 2007
The Cardinals agreed to terms Wednesday with Branch, a second-round draft pick, on a four-year contract.||||||| The defensive tackle out of Michigan was chosen No. 33 overall and is the fourth draftee signed by Arizona this year. The Cardinals report to training camp Friday in Flagstaff with the first practice set for Sunday.