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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

Former QB Paulus has high praise for Bills' Marrone

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Doug Marrone's first QB at Syracuse, Greg Paulus, describes how Marrone put his stamp on the program in his first year.

Bills extend Toronto series

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Bills and Rogers Media announced a five-year extension for the Bills to play in Toronto's Rogers Centre.

Bengals sign OLB Maybin

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed former first-round OLB Aaron Maybin on Friday, the team announced.

QB Nassib talks desire to play for Bills

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Is Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib going to follow Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett to Buffalo?

Bills add three assistants

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the addition of three assistant coaches on Thursday, including former NFL WR Ike Hilliard.

Bills add 10 to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Bills added 10 coaches to Doug Marrone’s new staff, the team announced on Tuesday.

Bills hire Crossman as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Danny Crossman as their special-teams coordinator on Monday.

Pettine to put Bills defense on the attack

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
New Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine plans to bring his aggressive style from the Jets' defenses to Buffalo.

Bills hire former Jets DC Pettine

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Buffalo hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to run the Bills’ defense, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported. 

Hackett hired as Bills offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Doug Marrone hired Nathaniel Hackett to be the Bills’ new offensive coordinator, according to The Buffalo News.

Bills hire Marrone as head coach

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone as their new head coach, the team officially announced on Monday.

Insider: Brandon makes great hire in Marrone

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
An NFL insider tells PFW that Bills decision maker Russ Brandon is making strong moves, including the hiring of Doug Marrone as head coach.

Bills fortunate to have Whaley amidst changes

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Bills made sweeping changes on the coaching staff, and have a new power structure, but GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley is one advantage they have.

Report: Kelly to interview with Browns, Eagles, Bills

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has interviews set up with the Browns, Eagles and Bills, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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