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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

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to keep an eye on when the Patriots take on the Bills this Sunday.

Bills’ QB switch unlikely to lead to fantasy production

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
While the Bills are making a change under center in an attempt to spark their offense, fantasy owners shouldn't expect any dramatic improvements from Buffalo's skill players.

Fitzpatrick to start at QB for Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at QB for the Bills in their Week Three game against the Patriots.

Matthews dominates as Packers crush Bills

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
LB Clay Matthews had three sacks to lead a dominant defensive performance in the Packers' 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Bills would be wise to deal a running back

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Bills might not want to admit it, but their smartest move may be trading one of their three running backs while the players still have some value.

Bills commit to keeping RB Lynch

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Despite trade rumors, the Bills have stated they are not looking to trade reserve RB Marshawn Lynch.

Bills can't win unless offense improves

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Until the Bills' offense does a better job of running the ball and increasing time of possession, the team will be on the losing end of close games.

Bills’ backfield a three-headed mess

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Everyone thought the Bills' backfield situation would be difficult to sort out. But nobody guessed that their power trio would be this ineffective.

Bills ILB Posluszny (knee) to miss two weeks

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Bills starting ILB Paul Posluszny will be out two weeks with a knee injury, the team reported on Monday.

Dolphins' defense shines in 15-10 victory over Bills

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
LB Karlos Dansby led Miami's new-look defense with eight tackles and a sack, RB Ronnie Brown scored from a yard out and Dan Carpenter kicked two field goals in leading the Dolphins to a 15-10 victory over the Buffalo ...

Bills OLB Posluszny leaves game with knee injury

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Bills OLB Paul Posluszny has left the game against the Dolphins with a knee injury. He will not return.

DeHaven is link to Bills' glory years

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
If bad karma has been haunting the Buffalo Bills' franchise over the past decade, the return of special-teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven might help the worm finally turn.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Undrafted Nelson pleasant surprise for Bills

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 10:07 p.m. ET
David Nelson's name wasn't called during April's draft, but the unheralded wide receiver from the University of Florida might crack the Bills' starting lineup soon.

Dolphins ILB Crowder questionable for season opener

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Dolphins starting ILB Channing Crowder, who has been out of practice with a groin injury since Aug. 17, is listed as questionable on the Dolphins' Friday injury report.

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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