The Buffalo Bills add a DT


Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch (99) celebrates pressuring Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Just over three weeks into Free Agency, the Bills have signed their second player Defensive Tackle, Alan Branch.  Branch was a 2nd round pick back in 2007 by the Arizona Cardinals.  He started just 4 games in a 4 year career with the Cardinals.  In Seattle, he started 31 games and had 4 sacks, in 2 years with Seattle.

Branch, coming to Buffalo, is coming into a new defensive scheme, as every Buffalo defensive player is, but stats that he is able to fit and play in every spot in every scheme. Branch has played every spot along the defensive line.  He is excited to play in Pettine’s aggressive defensive style.

Branch provides Buffalo with depth at the defensive front.  With Branch able to play every position, it provides a steady back-up to everyone on the line.

Branch’s numbers have been limited in the 6 years that he has been in the league but, there was promise playing with Seattle and if allowed to turn it loose, as he should be in the new defensive structure of Pettine’s defense, this fit should go well for the Bills and Branch.

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Topics: Alan Branch, Buffalo Bills, Free Agents

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