ALAN BRANCH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alan Branch will pass on White House visit

More than 10 percent of the Patriots’ roster from Super Bowl LI won’t be going to the White House. Defensive tackle Alan Branch tells SiriusXM NFL Radio that he won’t be making the trip. With tight end Martellus Bennett, defensive back Devin McCourty, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and defensive lineman Chris Long already passing, that’s a total…
Via Pro Football Talk
10 days ago

Report: Pats DT Branch suspended four games

New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Branch has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Branch tested positive for marijuana. Patriots DT Alan Branch is being suspended four games for violating drug policy, sources tell ESPN. Tested positive for marijuana. Appealing — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Alan Branch informs Patriots teammates he’s been suspended

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch notified teammates he’s been suspended, sources informed of the situation told NESN.com. According to ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss, Branch’s suspension is a “team-based issue." Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reports has been suspended “a few days” for violating team rules. Branch played 16 games — starting...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots re-sign DT Alan Branch to two-year contract

By Darren Hartwell Defensive tackle Alan Branch has re-signed with the Super Bowl champs, his agent, Blake Baratz, announced Saturday night. Branch’s contract is for two years with a max value of $6.6 million, according to Pro Football Talk. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound nose tackle will be a welcome sight in New England in 2015. He performed capably in a reserve role last season after...
Via NESN.com
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Alan Branch Returns After One-Day Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — Alan Branch was back on the New England Patriots’ practice field after missing Thursday’s session for non-injury related reasons. Friday marked Branch’s second practice with the Patriots, and since he returned to the field, there’s a chance he could suit up on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Branch’s absence on Thursday remains unexplained, though...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Alan Branch Finally Signs With Patriots, Will Practice Wednesday

The long wait reportedly is finally over — Alan Branch has signed with the New England Patriots. Branch, who worked out with the Patriots last Tuesday and was spotted in the locker room on Thursday, is expected to practice with the team on Wednesday, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported. Branch reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots last week, and it’s unclear what...
Via NESN.com
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo cuts DE Branch one day after his arrest.

There is some more fall-out from yesterday’s embarrassing pre-season loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs.  Less than a day after puking down the side of his car defensive tackle Alan Branch has been released by the Buffalo Bills. Branch an eighth-year veteran was excused from Saturday’s 27-14 preseason loss after being arrested for drunken driving in western New York. State police say...
Via cover32 - Bills
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Could Free Up $1.9M In Cap Space By Releasing DT Alan Branch

  Mike Rodak of ESPN.com provides a great breakdown of the financial ramifications that would come from releasing veteran DT Alan Branch. In case you missed it, Bills HC Doug Marrone told reporters that the reason Branch was held out of Saturday’s preseason game was because he was recently arrested for a DUI. There has been speculation that Branch could be on the roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Lock Up DT Alan Branch With A Three-Year Extension

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they’ve signed DT Alan Branch to a three-year contract extension. “I feel great,” Branch said, via Buffalobills.com. “I definitely feel that schematically this team is a good fit for me on the defensive side and the way that we’re building as a team to get to the playoffs for next year and be a better team, I kind of want to be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills sign DT Alan Branch to contract extension

Defensive tackle Alan Branch saw enough potential in the Buffalo Bills' rebuilding process to sign a three-year contract extension on Monday. ''I feel like I was part of the building process somewhat in Seattle, and I see a lot of similar things,'' Branch said shortly after his new deal was announced. ''I feel like the sky's the limit.'' Branch is a seventh-year player, who spent...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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