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Draft Scout *Alan Branch News
10/06/17 - DT Alan Branch was not only a healthy scratch against the Bucs, but the veteran defensive lineman did not even make the trip to Tampa with the team. Branch, who re-signed with the Patriots on a two-year deal in the offseason that guarantees him at least $3 million, has played poorly early this season and saw his playing time drop dramatically over the first month after playing 60 percent of New England's snaps a year ago when head coach Bill Belichick called him the Patriots' most consistent defensive lineman.
08/17/17 - DT Alan Branch (foot) was removed from PUP and began practicing with the Patriots on Aug. 14. The veteran was a full participant in New England's joint practices this week with the Texans in West Virginia.
08/01/17 - DT Alan Branch opened training camp on PUP due to a foot injury and has yet to practice. The veteran has been doing rehab work on a side field and appears to be running reasonably well.
07/27/17 - DT Alan Branch was placed on active/PUP July 24. The veteran missed spring workouts to a foot injury after re-signing with New England as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
03/09/17 - DT Alan Branch is finalizing a two-year deal to remain with New England. The NFL Network reports the deal is worth close to $12 million. The 32-year-old Branch had 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2016. He has started 32 games with the Patriots over the past three seasons. The 10-year veteran played with the Arizona Cardinals for his first four seasons. He spent two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and one with the Buffalo Bills before joining the Patriots.