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Draft Scout *Alan Branch News
03/08/16 - DT Alan Branch has been informed that the New England Patriots are picking up the $400,000 option bonus that is due Wednesday. The move locks Branch in for the 2016 season. Branch signed a two-year contract with the team last offseason that included the option bonus, which needed to be activated for him to remain with the team. Branch, 31, started 15 games last season and had two forced fumbles and one sack.
12/03/15 - DL Alan Branch (elbow) was a full participant in practice after being limited last week. The veteran played his usual reps in Denver and had an impressive game despite the ailment.
11/26/15 - DL Alan Branch (elbow) was once again limited in practice though he played his usual snaps in Monday night's win over Buffalo.
08/12/15 - DT Alan Branch passed his physical with the Patriots Monday (Aug. 10) and was removed from the non-football injury list.
07/29/15 - DT Alan Branch failed his physical with the Patriots Wednesday (July 29) and was placed on the non-football injury list. He still counts against the 90-man roster.