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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 WR Parrish done for season

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Bills WR Roscoe Parrish will reportedly miss the rest of the season with an injured ankle suffered in Week Two.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Bills' offense humming with impressive line play

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
Although Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson will get most of the attention this week, it's the Bills' offensive line that deserves some love for the team's early success.

Bills WR Parrish, OG Urbik to miss time

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Bills WR Roscoe Parrish could be out for a while and OG Kraig Urbik is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, head coach Chan Gailey said Monday.

Shorts and Shells: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:53 a.m. ET
In this edition, we look at the criminally bashed Tony Romo, Tom Brady's and Cam Newton's astounding passing numbers and the surprising Bills.

Late TD lifts Bills over Raiders

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
David Nelson caught a touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to cap a wild fourth quarter and lead the Bills to a 38-35 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

Classic contest: Beebe burns the Steelers

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Twenty years ago, the NFL's top offense and one of its most respected defenses went head-to-head at Rich Stadium. The hero of the shootout was unheralded WR Don Beebe.

Ralph Wilson to miss first Bills home opener in 52 years

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will miss the team's home opener for the first time in 52 years.

Bills not waiting to talk contract with Fitzpatrick

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:54 a.m. ET
It appears the Bills are prepared to lock down QB Ryan Fitzpatrick long term, putting WR Stevie Johnson's possible extension on the back burner.

Bills re-sign WR Martin, place WR Easley on I.R.

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Bills re-signed veteran WR Ruvell Martin on Tuesday and placed WR Marcus Easley on injured reserve.

Fitzpatrick's four scores lead Bills past Chiefs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdown passes, two of them to journeyman tight end Scott Chandler, and the Bills romped to a season-opening 41-7 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Bills claim OL Young, release WR Martin

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
The Bills added depth to a weak offensive line on Tuesday, claiming Sam Young off waivers from the Cowboys. To make room for Young, the team cut WR Ruvell Martin.

Bills cut C Hangartner, 25 others

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
On Saturday, the Bills released 26 players and placed one on injured reserve, placing them at the 53-man league limit.

Lions beat Bills, finish preseason at 4-0

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
RB Jerome Harrison ran for 72 yards as the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

Bills' Carrington showing flashes in move to OLB

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Alex Carrington has been impressive since moving to outside linebacker in the Bills' camp. He could be part of the answer in improving the team's defense.


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.