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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

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Titans sneak past Bills on Hasselbeck's game-winning throw

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck hit Nate Washington for a 15-yard touchdown with 1:03 left in leading the Titans to a 35-34 win over the Bills on Sunday.

League fines Bills, Redskins for injury-reporting violations

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The NFL fined the Bills and Redskins each $20,000 for violations of the league’s injury-reporting policy.

Bills look to rookie SLB Bradham to spark run 'D'

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
The Bills' made a change in the linebacking corps to help the run defense, inserting rookie Nigel Bradham as a starter.

Packers place RB Saine on I.R.

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The Packers claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from Buffalo and placed RB Brandon Saine on injured reserve.

Bills bring back DE Merriman

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The Bills re-signed DE Shawne Merriman and released OL David Snow and DT Jay Ross.

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Byrd's pick propels Bills to OT win over Cardinals

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Jairus Byrd's second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal 3:50 into overtime that gave the  Bills a 19-16 victory over the Cardinals.

Bills add Snow, Ross to roster

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted C-OG David Snow and DT Jay Ross from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday. 

NFL Links: Texans' offense in no rush

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Texans aren't conforming to the NFL's hurry-up trends, Alex Smith is suddenly a savior and Pete Carroll squares off with his old team.

Mario Williams says wrist injury is hindering hand use

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Bills DE Mario Williams has been a disappointment through five games and said Wednesday that he needs to use his hands better.

Bills DE Anderson to miss 'significant time'

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Bills DE Mark Anderson will miss “significant time” with a knee injury, GM Buddy Nix said Wednesday.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Fitzpatrick's deep ball troubles continue

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick's accuracy problems on deep passes have been a problem again this season for a reeling Bills squad.

Bills sign Wells to bolster banged-up O-line

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Bills have signed Reggie Wells to address an injury-depleted offensive line.

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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