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Patriots to drop DT Alan Branch

The Patriots have exercised Kenny Britt‘s option for 2018, but they won’t be retaining defensive lineman Alan Branch. The Patriots are parting ways with Branch, a source tells Doug Kyed of NESN (on Twitter), allowing him to become a free agent. Branch was one of the Patriots’ top defensive performers in 2016, but he was hardly a factor in 2017. The Patriots made him a healthy scratch...
Via Pro Football Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots DL Alan Branch to miss time with injured meniscus

The Patriots will be without Alan Branch for the final two games of the regular season, at minimum. The defensive lineman does not need surgery to fix his injured meniscus, but he is expected to miss “a few weeks,” Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link) hears.  The Patriots have already locked up the AFC East title, but they’re still looking to shore up a first-round bye over the...
Via Pro Football Rumors
December 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Patriots DT Alan Branch gives funny explanation for why he left practice field

The New England Patriots’ defense may resemble a trash can on fire this season, but at least they still have Alan Branch and his personality.The veteran defensive tackle was spotted walking off the field during team practice on Friday and gave a funny explanation when he was asked afterwards why he did so, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The 32-year-old Branch has had a forgettable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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) November...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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