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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

Report: Bills WR Hubbard charged with DWI

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
Bills WR Paul Hubbard was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck a police officer, YNN Buffalo reported.

Expect Bills to target athletic QBs in free agency

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Tyler Thigpen and even Vince Young could be potential targets as the Bills look to add a quarterback in free agency.

Bills avoid major lockout impact

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Nestled in the group of 2010's last-place teams that have a lot of work to do when the doors open are the Bills.

Bills hope Merriman can spark pass rush

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Bills chose not to address the need for a pass-rushing outside linebacker in the draft, so the pressure will be on Shawne Merriman to return to form.

The fullback who let the Juice run loose

Posted July 06, 2011 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Jim Braxton was a key part of Buffalo's famed 1970s rushing attack. But since his passing 25 years ago, his remains have gone unclaimed. Those who knew him can't believe it.

Bills make sense as candidate to move to L.A.

Posted June 25, 2011 @ 6:31 a.m. ET
The Bills are doing their best to keep up with the rest of the NFL, but when Ralph Wilson dies, it wouldn't be a shock if a new owner brings the team to Los Angeles.

AFC East best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC East who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Roscoe Parrish, Sean Smith, Shonn Greene and Patrick Chung.

Bills add Young to college scouting staff

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Bills added Theo Young to their college scouting staff on Thursday.

Fitzpatrick has high praise for WR Easley

Posted June 09, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Bills WR Marcus Easley missed his entire rookie season, but judging by QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's recent praise for him, Buffalo has high hopes for the wideout.

Bills to unveil new uniforms June 24

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 9:27 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Wednesday that they officially will present their new uniforms at a uniform launch event presented by Reebok at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday, June 24. 

Report: Gundlach interested in buying Bills

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Jeffrey Gundlach, a high-profile bond-fund manager, has expressed interest in buying the Bills, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Dareus joins Bills' players' workout in Buffalo

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Bills top draft pick Marcell Dareus flew to Buffalo to work out with his new teammates, arriving Wednesday for a session at a suburban sports complex that included 30-plus Bills players.

Report: Bills suspending employee pension plans

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
As the NFL lockout continues, the Bills have suspended pension plan payments to all employees, according to USA Today.

Jasper overcomes enormous odds on journey to NFL

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
The Bills made one of the most obscure picks of the 2011 NFL draft, taking Michael Jasper, whose road to the NFL involves a dedicated scout, an inspirational mother and a motivated young man.

Lockout limbo: Bills report

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
The Bills don't have many key free agents, nor do they have to learn new schemes with a new coach, putting them in decent position during the lockout considering their 4-12 record last season.


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.