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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 activate DB Corto

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Bills activated DB Jon Corto to the 53-man roster on Friday and waived DB Cary Harris.

Bills' early-down struggles lead to 3rd-and-long disaster

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Bills are one of the league's worst teams on third downs, and that's mainly due to their difficulty in moving the ball on first and second downs.

Poll: Bills will be last team to win a game

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
Readers of this Web site say that Buffalo will be the last team to win a game this season, according to the results of our recently concluded poll.

Lack of sacks highlights Bills' problems

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bills have only six sacks, one of the many struggles the team has dealt with while switching to a 3-4 defense.

Spiller's role with Bills a work in progress

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Although Fred Jackson is starting and Marshawn Lynch has been traded away, the role of Buffalo rookie RB C.J. Spiller is still unclear, according to AFC East Whispers.

With Lynch gone, Jackson the lead dog for Bills

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Following the Bills' trade of RB Marshawn Lynch last week, it became clear Sunday that Fred Jackson would take over as the team's primary ballcarrier.

Bills activate TE Nelson, waive OLB Ellis

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
The Bills activated TE Shawn Nelson to their 53-man roster on Monday and waived OLB Chris Ellis.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Jags send Bills to 0-5 with 36-26 win

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Once David Garrard cleaned up his mistakes, the quarterback led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a comeback 36-26 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, who at 0-5 are off to their worst start in 25 years.

Offensive line not aiding Bills

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Bills' offensive line has been very poor in 2010, especially in pass blocking, one of the major reasons the team has struggled on the season.

Bills LB Ellison, S Scott out for Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Knee injuries will force Bills LB Keith Ellison and S Bryan Scott to miss Buffalo's Week Five game against the Jaguars.

Bills-Jaguars blacked out in Buffalo

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
The Bills have announced that their Week Five game vs. the Jaguars will be blacked out on local TV, as they have about 12,000 unsold tickets for Sunday's game.

Report: Jackson to replace Lynch as starter

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Bills RB Fred Jackson will take over departed RB Marshawn Lynch's starting spot in the Buffalo backfield, according to an ESPN report.

Bills trade RB Lynch to Seahawks

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills have agreed to trade RB Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks for a 2011 fourth-round draft choice and a conditional choice in 2012, according to Fox Sports. To make room for Lynch, Seattle released veteran RB Julius Jones.

Bills sign OL Wrotto

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Bills signed OL Mansfield Wrotto to their 53-man roster on Monday. Wrotto was signed to the team's practice squad on Oct. 1.

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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