Branch
Alan Branch
Alan Branch
Alan Branch
Alan Branch
33-Year-Old DT
Free Agent
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
12
SACKS
0.0
INT
-
FF
-
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Alan Branch does not have an outlook written for the 2018 season.
HT: 6'6"   WT: 350 lbs.   DOB: 12/29/1984   College: Michigan   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #1 Overall in 2007Show Contract
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Alan Branch Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $8.45 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2017.
Doesn't have option picked up
DTNew England Patriots
March 6, 2018
The Patriots declined to pick up Branch's 2018 contract option Tuesday, and he will now be a free agent this offseason, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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Alan Branch NFL Stats
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Alan Branch 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    273
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    104
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
434
114
2016
625
152
2017
273
104
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DTs)

Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   350 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.07 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   28 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   107 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   33 reps
ELITE
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2017
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2007
  1. Alan Branch 2017 Preseason 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 the Patriots' defensive line along with fellow defensive tackle Malcom Brown.
  2. Alan Branch 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Alan Branch 2014 Preseason 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.
  4. Alan Branch 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Alan Branch 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Alan Branch 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Alan Branch 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Alan Branch 2008 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Alan Branch 2007 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Doesn't have option picked up
DTNew England Patriots
March 6, 2018
The Patriots declined to pick up Branch's 2018 contract option Tuesday, and he will now be a free agent this offseason, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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Absent from injury report
DTNew England Patriots
January 24, 2018
Branch (knee) didn't appear on Wednesday's injury report.
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Sidelined for AFC championship
DTNew England Patriots
Knee - Meniscus
January 21, 2018
Branch (knee) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship tilt against Jacksonville.
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Questionable for AFC championship
DTNew England Patriots
Knee - Meniscus
January 19, 2018
Branch (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars.
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Won't face Titans
DTNew England Patriots
Knee - Meniscus
January 13, 2018
Branch (knee) is officially inactive for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans.
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