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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

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Gabbert stands out at Mizzou's pro day

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert looked strong in his pro-day workout for more than 125 NFL people, including six head coaches.

Nothing certain for Bills' draft

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Buffalo has major needs on defense, but the chance at a franchise QB may be too tempting.

Bills extend S Wilson, OL Wrotto

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Bills announced contract extensions for OL Mansfield Wrotto and S George Wilson on Tuesday.

Bills tender Whitner, Posluszny

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Bills have tendered three potential free agents: S Donte Whitner, LB Paul Posluszny and TE Scott Chandler.

Report: Patriots sign DL Stroud

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Former Bills DL Marcus Stroud has signed a two-year contract with AFC East rival New England, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

AFC East free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC East.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Spiller still a major part of Bills' future

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller didn't live up to the hype as a rookie, but the team is expecting he'll be a much bigger contributor in Year Two.

Sanders meets with Jaguars, Bills

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
SS Bob Sanders has met with a few teams after being released by the Colts last week, as clubs weigh whether or not to take a risk on the injury-prone former Defensive Player of the Year.

Time for Bills' young D-linemen to step up

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
With DE Marcus Stroud out of the rotation, the Bills' young defensive linemen will be asked to play a larger role in 2011.

Bills release DE Stroud

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
DE Marcus Stroud, a disapointment in his three seasons in Buffalo, has been released by the team.

AFC East 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 12, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Tom Brady had an MVP season in 2010, throwing 36 TD passes and only four interceptions and going 335 passes without a pick. We review the AFC East teams.

Bills release two linebackers

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills have a major hole at linebacker, but apparently didn't think two players on their roster were qualified to fill it.

SS Corto signs contract extension with Bills

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that SS Jon Corto has signed a contract extension with the team.

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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