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Patriots' Alan Branch: Doesn't have option picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots declined to pick up Branch's 2018 contract option Tuesday, and he will now be a free agent this offseason, Doug Kyed of reports.

Branch picked up six starts and appeared in 12 total games but was ultimately passed up on the depth chart in favor of Ricky Jean Francois and ended up being a healthy scratch in the Super Bowl. The veteran Branch said he intends to continue playing football, so he'll be on the lookout for a new home this offseason.

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Patriots' Alan Branch: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Branch (knee) does not appear on Wednesday's injury report.

Branch hasn't taken the field since Week 14 of the regular season when he originally injured the meniscus in one of his knees. However, his absence from the injury report suggests that problem is now a thing of the past.

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Patriots' Alan Branch: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Patriots' Alan Branch: Expects to play divisional round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 reports the 33-year-old "feels good to go" for Saturday's divisional-round matchup against the Titans.

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Patriots' Alan Branch: Will remain sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Arizona Cardinals1198.010000.0000
2008Arizona Cardinals465.010000.0000
2009Arizona Cardinals161814.042000.0002
2010Arizona Cardinals163527.082000.0001
2011Seattle Seahawks153421.0133000.0002
2012Seattle Seahawks162916.0131000.0002
2013Buffalo Bills163921.0180000.0001
2014New England Patriots8138.050000.0001
2015New England Patriots163522.0131000.0003
2016New England Patriots164926.0231.5000.0003
2017New England Patriots121212.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Arizona Cardinals1100000000
2008Arizona Cardinals400000000
2009Arizona Cardinals1600000000
2010Arizona Cardinals1600200000
2011Seattle Seahawks1500000000
2012Seattle Seahawks1600001010
2013Buffalo Bills1600000000
2014New England Patriots800000000
2015New England Patriots1600200000
2016New England Patriots1600100000
2017New England Patriots1200000000

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