Branch performed well for Miami in 2016, recording 49 tackles, including 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The specifics of his contract haven't been released, but he'll likely be locked up with the team for at least the next few years. He'll figure to again start for the team at defensive end.
Branch had a solid season for Miami in 2016 with 5.5 sacks, 49 tackles, and two forced fumbles. Pass rushers don't grow on trees in the NFL and although the Dolphins would like to keep him, Branch could get more lucrative offers from several other teams once he hits free agency.
Branch ended the 2016 season with 49 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Branch provided a better pass rush than expected this season. He was certainly helped by the presence of Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake but still took advantage of a situation that other players did not. He is a restricted free agent in March and could find a better payday for a team other than Miami.
Branch has taken over the starting role from Mario Williams and has given opposing offenses another defender to worry about. He only has 3.5 sacks so far this season but has been in the opponents backfield causing havoc more often than not. The Dolphins boast one of the better defensive lines in the NFL.
|P3||8/24/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|