The Cardinals released Branch on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Branch was given a shot with the Cardinals this offseason but will head back to free agency. After making just 25 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2018 with the Dolphins, the veteran faces and uphill battle to solidify himself a roster spot with another team in the NFL.
Branch and the Cardinals agreed to a contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Branch was released by the Dolphins this offseason after he mustered just 25 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2018. The veteran could certainly find himself in the mix for snaps heading into the season as he gets accustomed to his new surroundings.
Branch visited the Cardinals on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Branch was released by Miami on March 2 after struggling mightily in 2018, recording just 25 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The 29-year-old could offer Arizona an easy and effective solution toward bolstering their pass-rushing depth.
Branch was released by the Dolphins on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Branch struggled mightily last season, recording just 25 tackles and 1.5 sacks, the latter figure his worst since his rookie campaign in 2012. Set to make $9 million in 2019, it made sense the Dolphins would cut the veteran defensive end. He figures to have some value on the open market, particularly since his release means he won't count against the compensatory pick format.
Branch (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch began the week as a non-participant at practice but was able to progress to limited participation Thursday and Friday. The 29-year-old seems to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's season finale, but the numerous knee injuries dealt with over the course of the season keep his status up in the air for now.
Branch did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch has dealt with a handful of knee issues over the course of the season and is seemingly dealing with another knee injury at the moment. His absence from practice suggests there's still ground to be made up before he convinces the medical staff that he's good to go for Sunday's game. If he can't go, Jonathan Woodard could see a small uptick in playing time.
Branch (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch has missed two consecutive games due to a lingering knee injury, but his removal from the injury report puts him in line to return to action Sunday against the Lions. He could act as the third man in the rotation at defensive end with Charles Harris (calf) set to miss a second straight contest.
Branch (knee) was held out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Branch has now missed two games due to his knee injury and is expected back in the next couple of weeks. A depth defensive lineman and special teams player, Branch's absence hasn't hurt the Dolphins much. Jonathan Woodyard and Charles Harris will figure to continue seeing a few extra snaps as long as Branch remains out.
Branch (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch was originally given a recovery timetable of 2-to-4 weeks, so Week 5 would be the first time the Dolphins believe they have a realistic shot at getting Branch back. Branch has been primarily used as a special teams player, so while a limited practice suggests he is close to full health, the team likely won't be in any rush to get him back on the field.
Branch (knee) is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch was forced out of Sunday's win over Oakland due to the injury. With Branch temporarily sidelined, the Dolphins will have to find a replacement for the veteran's special teams role.
Branch suffered a knee injury during Miami's 28-20 victory over the Raiders.
The exact nature and severity of Branch's injury have yet to be revealed, but expect an update on the six-year veteran's health heading into Week 4. Branch serves mostly as a special teamer for the Dolphins, so his availability shouldn't factor much into the team's defensive preparations.
Branch has been impressing through the early portions of training camp, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Branch reportedly "looks so much better than last year," which is likely the result of getting back to full health following a nagging knee injury. Most of Branch's early success has come against second-unit players, so the real test will come in the preseason. If Branch does make the team heading into the regular season, expect him to serve mostly as a special teamer.
Branch said Saturday that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from Jan. 31 surgery to address an unspecified knee injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch called the surgery "much needed" after the knee injury proved to be a hindrance during the 2017 season, with the defensive end regressing to 23 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 14 games after producing 49 stops and 5.5 sacks over 16 games in his first campaign in South Florida. Though the 29-year-old was non-committal when asked if he would take part in the Dolphins' offseason program, he's not expected to face many restrictions by the time training camp opens.
Branch underwent successful surgery Wednesday to address an undisclosed injury, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Though Branch didn't specify what part of the body required surgery, it's believed the procedure addressed the knee injury that forced him to miss time during the 2017 season. After signing a three-year, $24 million contract prior to last season, Branch was a disappointment while playing through the knee issue, producing 4.5 sacks and 23 tackles in 14 games. It's expected that the surgery will put the 28-year-old at full strength by the time training camp commences.
Branch (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Branch seems to have recovered from the mysterious knee injury that prevented him from playing last week against the Bills. While he should reassume his spot in the starting lineup Sunday, it isn't certain if Branch will be operating under any limitations.
Branch (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Chiefs, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch's potential availability for Sunday's matchup remains up in the air after practicing in a limited fashion throughout the week. If he ultimately misses a second consecutive game, Charles Harris would likely draw the start at defensive end across from Cameron Wake.
Branch (knee) was a limited participant at the Dolphins' practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Bills, but starting off Week 16 preparations on the practice field is a positive sign. The 28-year-old's participation Thursday and Friday should provide a better indication of his status for this weekend's matchup with the Chiefs.
Branch (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Bills.
The 28-year-old defensive lineman played 50 snaps in defense in the Week 14 win over the Patriots, but he was only able to turn in one limited Friday practice this week. Branch has 20 tackles and four sacks this season opposite Cameron Wake, and his absence should open up a starting opportunity for 2017 first-round pick Charles Harris.
Branch (groin) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.
Branch has had a nice season thus far, trailing only Cameron Wake for most sacks on the team with three. He will look to put pressure on Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr on Sunday Night Football.
Branch (groin) is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Raiders, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Branch was available to practice in full fashion Friday, so he seems on track to play. The 28-year-old has compiled 10 tackles and three sacks over six games this season.