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Alan Branch

32-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New England Patriots

2016 Defensive Stats

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49

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1.5

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0

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1

TD

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Branch, 32, is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he recorded 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks over the course of 16 regular-season contests. The 6-foot-6, 350-pounder is projected to start in the middle of ...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 350   DOB: 12/29/1984  College: Michigan  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alan Branch Contract Information:

Signed with the Patriots in March of 2015.

August 14, 2017  –  Alan Branch News

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The Patriots activated Branch (undisclosed) from the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

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Alan Branch NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 4 - 6 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 18 - 2 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 25 ARI 16 35 27 8 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 SEA 15 34 21 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 SEA 16 29 16 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 28 BUF 16 39 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 NE 8 13 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 NE 16 35 22 13 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 NE 16 49 26 23 1.5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alan Branch – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle

Snap Count Stats

625

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Alan Branch was on the field for 625 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

152

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Alan Branch was on the field for 152 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 149 32
2015 434 114
2016 625 152
Alan Branch 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Ari 31 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 37 11 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Hou 36 11 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Buf 57 6 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle 41 13 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 53 10 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Pit 40 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Buf 43 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Sea 48 10 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @SF 34 7 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @NYJ 35 10 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LA 24 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Bal 36 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Den 36 6 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYJ 35 9 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Mia 39 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Alan Branch
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   350 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.07 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   28 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   107 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   33 reps
GREAT
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Alan Branch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Patriots placed Branch (undisclosed) on their preseason Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald reports.

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Branch signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Branch (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

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Branch (toe) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons.

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Branch (toe) 'should be good to go' for Sunday's Super Bowl, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Branch (toe) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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Branch has won his appeal of a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

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Branch is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Branch, who recorded 13 tackles in eight games with the Patriots this past season, is slated to compete for DT slotting in New England along with the likes of Malcom Brown, Dominique Easley, Sealver Siliga and Chris Jones.

2014

Over the past three years Branch has developed into a dependable starter on the defensive line. But for fantasy purposes he is really a role player and shouldn't be counted on for big statistics.

2013

Branch signed a one year contract with the Bills as a free agent and will be looked to as a significant rotational player on the defensive line.

2012

Branch is run-stuffing defensive tackle who will again fill the middle for Seattle. The Seahawks allowed 3.8 rushing yards a carry last season, fourth in the league. And Branch, at 6-6, 325, was a big reason why. He won't do much for a fantasy team, though, as he totaled only 34 tackles and three sacks in 2011.

2010

Making the move to defensive end, Branch could be something of an IDP sleeper with more opportunities to rush the passer while rookie Dan Williams tries to occupy the middle of opposing offensive lines. Branch managed to stay healthy enough to play in all 16 games for the Cards last season, picking up 18 tackles and a pair of sacks in the process. He'll enter training camp as the third end in the rotation behind starters Calias Campbell and Bryan Robinson, but keep an eye on his transition in case he's able to carve out an expanded role.

2009

Branch is facing a “make-or-break year,” in the words of Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt. He has been a major disappointment since the Cardinals selected him 33rd overall during the 2007 draft. Branch will enter training camp behind Bryan Robinson and Gabe Watson on Arizona’s depth chart at nose tackle and he needs a good summer just to make the team’s 53-man roster.

2008

Branch is mainly a run-stopper and he should split time at nose tackle with Gabe Watson. He's not worth much of a look.

2007

Branch enters training camp in a tight battle with Gabe Watson for the Cardinals' starting nose tackle position. Branch is more athletic and has more long-term upside, so it may be a matter of time before he takes over. Watson was almost exclusively a run-stopper in the past, but he lost close to 50 pounds during the offseason in an effort to become a better pass rusher.