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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 have the personnel to handle expectations

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
Expectations are rising in Buffalo. There shouldn't be concerns, though, of the extra attention negatively affecting the club.

DT Stroud to retire with Jaguars

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DT Marcus Stroud will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday and announce his retirement.

Jim Kelly among winners of Jefferson Awards

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Former Bills QB Jim Kelly is one of the recipients of the 2012 Jefferson Awards, given in recognition of outstanding public service.

Progress made in Bills lease/renovation talks

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 10:34 p.m. ET
Progress is being made in negotiations to extend the Bills' lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium and the large price tag for renovations that comes with it.

Report: Young sues former agent, adviser

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
Bills QB Vince Young has sued his former agent and financial advisor alleging fraud and other misconduct, The Houston Chronicle reported. 

Expectations soaring for Bills MLB Sheppard

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Bills MLB Kelvin Sheppard has all the confidence in the world from his club, now he'll need to live up to it in Year Two.

Bills DT Williams cleared to resume practicing

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Bills DT Kyle Williams has resumed practicing on a limited basis for the first time since having surgery to repair a left foot injury in November.

Young players with upside gunning for Bills' No. 2 WR

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Donald Jones, Marcus Easley and T.J. Graham are among those looking to grab the Bills' No. 2 receiver spot this summer.

Merriman feeling rejuvenated after first practice

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Shawne Merriman believes he's ready to put his recent injury troubles behind him and have a big campaign in 2012.

Rehab could keep Bills' Johnson out of OTAs

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Bills WR Stevie Johnson will be held out of the team's OTAs and minicamps to recover from offseason groin surgery.

Report: Bills extend series in Toronto through 2017

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Bills will continue to play in Toronto’s Rogers Centre for five more years, according to John Kryk of the Toronto Sun.

AFC East players in the crosshairs

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC East team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Jets WR Santonio Holmes.

Bills sign first-rounder Gilmore

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Bills have agreed to a contract with CB Stephon Gilmore, the 10th overall pick in last month’s NFL draft.

Bills sign QB Young

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Bills signed QB Vince Young to a one-year deal on Friday. He worked out for the team last week.

Broncos agree to terms with CB Florence

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Broncos agreed to terms with former Bills CB Drayton Florence, adding depth to their secondary.


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.