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02:30 PM ET 04.02 | The Buffalo Bills and free agent defensive tackle Alan Branch have agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3 million, with another $350,000 available in incentives. The Bills will be running a hybrid defense under new coordinator Mike Pettine, and the addition of Branch, a 6'6, 325-pound tackle, will allow Buffalo to employ more 3-4 alignments. He spent the last two seasons as a role player in the Seattle Seahawks' 3-4 defense, compiling 64 tackles, four sacks and two tackles for loss in 31 regular-season games. He also added four pass deflections. The Arizona Cardinals selected Branch in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. A six-year veteran out of Michigan, he's totaled 132 tackles, eight sacks and eight tackles for loss in his career. Branch has been a model of consistency over the last four years, playing in 63 of a possible 64 regular-season games since the start of the 2009 season.

Jason La Canfora

, Jamie Squire Jamie Squire
April 2, 2013  02:38 PM ET

I tell you what.... The Bills never move forward, but this doesn't stop them from trying. Have to admire that.

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April 2, 2013  03:01 PM ET

Branch, built Like A Tree!!!

April 2, 2013  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I tell you what.... The Bills never move forward, but this doesn't stop them from trying. Have to admire that.

Its like they operate on a treadmill....they think are they moving forward when in reality...

(speaking as a Buffalo native)

April 2, 2013  04:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Its like they operate on a treadmill....they think are they moving forward when in reality...(speaking as a Buffalo native)

Our heartfelt condolences

April 3, 2013  06:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Its like they operate on a treadmill....they think are they moving forward when in reality...(speaking as a Buffalo native)

Word.

April 3, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Imagine that. Matt Cassel getting sacked.

 
April 3, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Imagine that. Matt Cassel getting sacked.

Will Smith have the same fate as Cassel in KC, could be.

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