Alan Branch DL BUF 3 Months
Bills signed DT Alan Branch to a multi-year contract extension.
Instead of letting Branch hit free agency, the Bills lock up their veteran run-stuffer. The 28-year-old's first season in Buffalo was a rousing success as he is on his way to a career-high in tackles while grading out as a top-10 3-4 end against the run.
Alan Branch DL BUF 11 Months
Bills agreed to terms with DT Alan Branch, formerly of the Seahawks, on a one-year, $3 million contract.
The veteran run stopper will slide in as a role player behind Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. Branch played 575 snaps for the Seahawks last season, grading out in the middle of the pack in Pro Football Focus' defensive tackle ratings. He'll help shore up a run defense that allowed 145.8 yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry in 2012.
Alan Branch DL BUF 12 Months
ESPN's John Clayton says the Packers could have interest in free agent DT Alan Branch.
Branch's new agent also represents Jermichael Finley, so he could be shopped to the Packers as a situational run stopper. After resurrecting his career with the Seahawks, Branch is likely to settle for a one-year deal this offseason.
Alan Branch DL BUF 12 Months
Free agent DT Alan Branch has fired CAA as his player representation agency, and he has hired Blake Baratz.
PFT's Mike Florio says to not be surprised if Branch now ends up in Jacksonville with his former defensive boss in Seattle, Gus Bradley. Branch, 28, turned his career around with the Seahawks, and even after signing Roy Miller, the Jaguars still need talent. Branch is a behemoth at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds.
Alan Branch DL BUF Mar 08 '13
The Florida Times Union calls free agent DT Alan Branch a possibility for the Jaguars, "if the price is right."
The dots connect, as Branch played under new Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley in Seattle and Jacksonville is desperate for run stuffers. Branch, who goes 6-foot-6 and roughly 330 pounds, is also rumored to be on the Patriots' radar.
Alan Branch DL BUF Mar 07 '13
ESPN Boston projects free agent DLs Alan Branch, Sammie Lee Hill, and Matt Shaughnessy to be the Patriots' top targets at the position.
Branch, a behemoth at 6-foot-6 and 331 pounds, would be a nice fit next to the short and stout, pile-moving Vince Wilfork on the Patriots' interior line. Branch excels as a run-stuffer, and he could draw plenty of interest on the open market after turning his career around in Seattle. Shaughnessy has the versatility up front that coach Bill Belichick likes. Hill is a pass-rushing wide body.
Alan Branch DL BUF Jan 15 '13
Impending free agent DT Alan Branch expressed a strong desire to re-sign with the Seahawks.
"Hopefully they want me here and the whole money situation gets settled," Branch said. "If not, there won't be a better group of guys than this, for sure. But we'll see." A disappointment in Arizona, the 28-year-old has rejuvenated his career with the Seahawks the past two years.
Alan Branch DL BUF Nov 27 '11
Seahawks declared DT Alan Branch (ankle) inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Branch will be replaced by Clinton McDonald, downgrading the Seahawks' run defense a tiny peg. Both Sidney Rice (knee) and Ben Obomanu (knee) are active, as expected. The other Seahawks' inactives: QB Josh Portis, WR Deon Butler, T Jarriel King, G/T Allen Barbre, CB Byron Maxwell and CB Ron Parker.
Alan Branch DL BUF Jul 29 '11
Seahawks agreed to terms with DL Alan Branch on a two-year, $8 million contract with $4 million guaranteed.
The Cardinals wanted to re-sign Branch, but they were never going to pay him this kind of money. He may be a better fit in Seattle's scheme anyway. The Seahawks, under Pete Carroll, have placed an emphasis on size in the front four. Branch has that in spades at 6-foot-6, 340 with the ability to play both five-technique tackle and nose. He'll push Red Bryant to start at left end.