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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

Miller at No. 3 makes sense for Bills

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Texas A&M OLB Von Miller might be the perfect combination for the Bills — the best player available who fills a position of need.

Bills', Bengals' staffs get early edge

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Chan Gailey and Marvin Lewis and their staffs might have a lot more work to do this week than some of the other NFL teams, but they also get a head start on scouting the best seniors.

Bills add Wannstedt to staff

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
The Bills have added Dave Wannstedt to their staff as an assistant head coach and ILB coach, reuniting Wannstedt and Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey.

Wood may be center of the future for Bills

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Eric Wood might be the full-time starting center for the Bills next season, as the former first-round pick impressed coaches at the end of last season.

Wannstedt meets with Bills' defensive staff

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
Former Bears and Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt met with Bills coaches Thursday, potentially regarding an opening on the Buffalo staff.

Senior Bowl "a great opportunity" for Bills

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Chan Gailey and his Bills staff will be coaching the South team at the Senior Bowl, a role the organization must benefit from.

Former AFL star Gilchrist dies from cancer

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Former AFL star Cookie Gilchrist passed away on Monday after a long bout with cancer. Gilchrist was 75.

Bengals', Bills' staffs to coach Senior Bowl

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Bills' and Bengals' coaching staffs have been selected to coach this year's Under Armour Senior Bowl, officials announced Saturday.

Bills' extension for Merriman makes little sense

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills gave a two-year contract to OLB Shawne Merriamn, a risky move for a player who rarely has been on the field the past few seasons. 

Bills' Williams replaces Seymour at Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Bills NT Kyle Williams has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing the Raiders' Richard Seymour.

The cities that playoff football forgot

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
It now has been 11 years since the Bills and Lions played in the playoffs. Every other franchise that was around at that time has made the playoffs since then, but not Buffalo or Detroit.

First 20 picks in NFL draft order established

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The 20 teams that did not make the playoffs can not look forward to where they will select in April's draft.

Backups shine in Jets' win

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Mark Brunell threw two touchdown passes in relief of Mark Sanchez, Joe McKnight ran for a career-high 158 yards and New York's defense was dominant in a lopsided playoff tuneup as the Jets routed the Bills 38-7 on Sunday.

Bills sign Merriman to two-year deal

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bills signed LB Shawne Merriman to a two-year deal on Saturday, GM Buddy Nix confirmed to ESPN.

Whitner keys Bills' improvement

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
A key to the Bills' defensive turnaround has been the play of SS Donte Whitner. Always one of the more talented Bills defenders, Whitner has had his best season in 2010, posting 134 tackles, the most for any defensive back ...

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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