Branch (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars. Branch was a limited participant in practice this week after being forced to sit out last week's divisional-round victory over the Titans. The 33-year-old was limited last week as well, so his availability is likely to be a game-time decision.
Branch (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans. Earlier in the week, Branch insisted that he feels ready to return to the field after missing the last three games with a meniscus injury, though it's far from guaranteed that the Patriots' coaching staff feels the say way. If he's ultimately ruled out, Ricky Jean Francois would likely in store for another handful of defensive reps.
Branch (knee) was a limited participant at the Patriots' practice Wednesday. Branch sat out the final three games of the regular season and also had the Patriots' first round bye to rest up. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports the 33-year-old "feels good to go" for Saturday's divisional-round matchup against the Titans.
Branch (knee) will remain sidelined for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets. Branch's absence will mark his third consecutive game missed. As a result, Ricky Jean Francois figures to continue seeing extended run providing depth at defensive tackle. The Patriots have a first-round bye in the playoffs, so Branch will have some extra time to recover.
Branch (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills. Branch was expected to be sidelined a few weeks due to the meniscus issue, so this was to be expected. Ricky Jean-Francois and Adam Butler should serve as reserve defensive tackles while Branch remains sidelined.