The Patriots picked up Branch's $400,000 roster bonus, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. The Patriots' decision to pick up the bonus ensures that Branch will be back with the team next season, and he'll likely still have a key role in the defensive line rotation. He only has 218 tackles and nine sacks in 118 career games, but his massive frame has proven useful against the run.
The Patriots have reportedly re-signed defensive tackle Alan Branch to a two-year deal worth a maximum of $6.6 million, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Branch, who was signed by New England in the middle of the 2014 season, appeared in eight games and totaled 13 tackles. In his eight-year career, Branch has totaled 120 tackles with eight sacks.
The Patriots announced they've signed defensive tackle Alan Branch and released linebacker Deontae Skinner. Branch was released by Buffalo in August following his DUI arrest.
Veteran defensive tackle Alan Branch has yet to officially sign with the Patriots, but he walked through the locker room during the media interview session Thursday and radio station NESN is already reporting that he will don uniform number 97. He did not practice, however. Branch, who was released by Buffalo on Aug. 24, had started 79 of 80 games over the last five seasons.
The Patriots are expected to sign free-agent defensive end Alan Branch, the Boston Globe reports. Branch was released by the Bills after a DUI arrest in August. The Patriots reportedly are going to be without defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) for about a month, leaving a need to add depth on the defensive line.
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