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Alan Branch

29-Year-Old Defensive End – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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....

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 325   DOB: 12/29/1984  College: Michigan  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Patriots in October of 2014.

October 29, 2014  –  Alan Branch News

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Branch signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, ESPN.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
2007 22 11 - 9 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
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

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alan Branch – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Defensive End
Also Listed As:  #2 Defensive Tackle

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

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Year Def ST
2012 562 54
2013 0 0
Alan Branch 2014 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 @Mia
2 @Min
3 Oak
4 @KC
5 Cin
6 @Buf
7 NYJ
8 Chi
9 Den
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind
12 Det
13 @GB
14 @SD
15 Mia
16 @NYJ
17 Buf

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 Ends
Height:   6' 6"
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Weight:   325 lbs
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Alan Branch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Branch will sign with the Patriots, the Boston Globe reports.

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Branch was released by the Bills on Sunday.

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This comes as no surprise, after Branch was charged for drunken driving in the wee hours of the morning the night before a game, one where he was supposed to be fighting for a roster spot. After Branch skipped voluntary work this offseason and then showed up to camp out of shape, this reaction by the team was pretty much a no-brainer.
Branch was benched for Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay after getting arrested for drunken driving early Saturday morning, the Associated Press reports. Police say Branch failed a field sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol content of .14 percent.

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Branch has passed his physical and is now eligible to practice with the Bills when they return to the field Friday.

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Branch, who was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2013 season, signed a multi-year contract extension Monday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Branch had nine total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

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With the season-ending injury to Alex Carrington, Branch is now listed as the starting left defensive end opposite Mario Williams, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Branch agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with Buffalo on Tuesday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports.

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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.