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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 release 2009 first-rounder Maybin

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Bills have released OLB Aaron Maybin after a pair of unproductive seasons, cutting ties with a player they selected 11th overall two years ago.

Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Cutler on run; Bears beat Bills 10-3

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Bears beat the Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.

Ravens acquire WR Evans from Bills

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
WR Lee Evans is now a Baltimore Raven, following a trade Friday afternoon that sent a 2012 fourth-round pick back to the Bills.

Wannstedt brings experience, schemes to Bills

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
The newest face at Bills camp, Dave Wannstedt, looks to improve the team's defense by using 3-4 and 4-3 schemes with some young talent.

Bills improve, fail to make splash

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
With plenty of salary-cap room, the Bills could have made some serious upgrades to their 4-12 club. But, no surprise to Bills fans, they failed to add an impact player.

Whitner leaves Buffalo for San Francisco

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Former Bills S Donte Whitner, the No. 8 overall pick in 2006, said he joined the Bengals, but it was later reported he signed a three-year deal with the 49ers.

Bills owner makes generous donation to Hall of Fame

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Bills owner Ralph Wilson has made a $2.5 million donation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, supporting a renovation project the museum is planning.

MLB Barnett heading to Buffalo

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Former Packers MLB Nick Barnett said on his Twitter that he will sign with the Bills, where he will likely replace Paul Posluszny.

Gailey expecting Smith to spice up offense

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Chan Gailey has some ideas about how newly signed Brad Smith can spice up the Bills' offense.

Bills sign draft picks

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
The Bills inked their first draft pick on Thursday, announcing the signing of seventh-round NT Michael Jasper.

Bills sign former Jets WR Smith

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
The Bills agreed to a deal with former Jets WR-RS Brad Smith to a four-year deal on Thursday, his agency Priority Sports announced.

Bills agree to re-sign CB Florence

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After losing ILB Paul Posluszny to the Jaguars, the Bills held on to CB Drayton Florence, as the two sides agreed to a three-year deal.

Bills to sign QB Thigpen

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Tyler Thigpen agreed to a three-year deal with the Bills, reuniting with former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Jaguars agree to six-year deal with ILB Posluszny

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
Former Bills ILB Paul Posluszny agreed to terms on a six-year deal with the Jaguars Tuesday evening.

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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