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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 East Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins both looked strong in wins, while the Bills are reeling after a historic loss to the 49ers, and the Jets couldn't get past the Texans.

49ers amass 621 yards in romp over Bills

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns and the 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Bills 45-3.

Report: League looking into Bills DE Williams' injury

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The NFL is investigating why Bills DE Mario Williams hasn’t been listed on the injury report, according to Adam Schefter.

Bills need better play from ORT Pears

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
ORT Erik Pears struggled in Week Four and was splitting snaps up to that point, making the position a concern on a banged-up Bills O-line.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Bills "D" not getting it done vs. AFC East

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Bills' defense, especially up front, is not living up to its lofty expectations in two division losses.

Three teams have to face facts at quarterback

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Quarterback play is always the barometer in the NFL, and three teams who were blown out in Week Four came up wowfully short in that department.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East standings may look close, but Week Four proved that the Patriots are still ahead of the class.

Pats dominate second half, rally to beat Bills

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives and the Patriots rolled to a 52-28 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Bills' offense still has Smith, Dickerson in back pocket

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Bills have a pair of players that still have some intriguing upside to be utilized on offense by a creative mind like Chan Gailey.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.

Cowboys sign P Moorman

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys signed former Bills P Brian Moorman, the team announced Thursday.

Bills cut veteran P Moorman

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Bills cut P Brian Moorman on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Tim Graham of The Buffalo News confirmed they will bring back rookie P Shawn Powell.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets are tied atop the AFC East with records of 2-1, and the Patriots are below .500 for the first time in nine years.

Bills RB Spiller injures shoulder

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Bills RB C.J. Spiller left Sunday’s game against the Browns with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Bills lose Spiller, beat Browns

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Bills overcame the loss of running back C.J. Spiller to beat the  Browns 24-14 on Sunday.

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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