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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

Third-year AFC East players entering crucial offseason

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
After a lockout-shortened 2011 offseason, third-year players get an extra chance to make a leap in development this summer.

Bills extend RB Jackson

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Bills agreed to a contract extension with RB Fred Jackson, the team announced Monday.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Bills cut CB Florence

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
The Bills have released CB Drayton Florence, a 16-game starter the past two seasons for the team.

Bills WR Johnson to undergo minor groin surgery

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Bills WR Stevie Johnson will undergo minor groin surgery. Johnson tweeted that he was heading to Philadelphia for the procedure.

Bills hope Glenn can fill void on blind side

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix wanted two tackles out of this draft and he got them with Cordy Glenn and Zebrie Sanders.

Fantasy spin: Bills WR T.J. Graham

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Did the Bills find their answer on the other side of WR Stevie Johnson? Can T.J. Graham fill that role and help fantasy owners in 2012?

Bills address need at WR but turn heads with selection

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The Bills got the speedy receiver they needed, but they went off the board a bit to do so, selecting T.J. Graham.

Bills, Dolphins address tackle need in different ways

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
The Bills and Dolphins selected tackles with back-to-back picks in the second round, but Buffalo wins by getting more "value" out of their pick.

Bills top pick Gilmore dreamed of NFL opportunity

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Laidback CB Stephon Gilmore believes he will fit in very nicely with his new NFL team in Buffalo.

Gilmore adds intrigue to Bills' CB group

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
The Bills addressed one of their needs by drafting CB Stephon Gilmore, which will create an intriguing competition at the position in camp.

Bills OGs Urbik, Rinehart sign tenders

Posted April 23, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Monday that OGs Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart signed their restricted free-agent tenders.

Report: Several teams contact Browns about No. 4 pick

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
Several teams have contacted the Browns about their fourth overall pick in the draft, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Friday night.

Bills expected to add depth at LB in draft

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
With the D-line position extremely deep, the Bills, we hear, will likely turn their attention to linebacker at some point in the upcoming draft.

Bills' spending spree paying off in ticket sales

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Ticket sales are booming in Buffalo, where the Bills' offseason wave of splashy signings is being rewarded by a loyal fan base.


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.