Bills sign ex-Seahawk lineman Branch

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent defensive lineman Alan Branch to a one-year contract.

The signing was announced Tuesday after Branch visited the team’s facility.

Listed at 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Branch enters his seventh NFL season after spending the past two as a starter with the Seattle Seahawks. He played his first four seasons in Arizona after being selected early in the second round by the Cardinals in the 2007 draft out of Michigan.

He had four of his eight career sacks with the Seahawks.

Branch is regarded as a solid run stuffer, and has the versatility of being able to play every defensive line position.

The Bills’ defense is in transition under new coordinator Mike Pettine, who’s noted for his aggressive approach with the New York Jets.

More in Sports

Late-season charge propels Kamiak boys to state regional berth

A post-loss team meeting served as the catalyst for the Knights’ run to the 4A Northwest District tournament championship.

Report: Fultz received $10K loan from agency before coming to UW

Former Washington Huskies star point guard Markelle Fultz allegedly… Continue reading

When Huskies’ Dickerson speaks, others listen

There’s a lot you don’t know about Noah Dickerson. That’s about to… Continue reading

Friday’s prep results

King’s boys advance in 1A state tournament; Glacier Peak girls lose.

At a glance: Boys basketball state regional games

Below are capsules for Saturday’s state regional basketball games involving local boys… Continue reading

Youth-laden Lynnwood girls peaking at the right time

The Royals overcame adversity and ‘ups and downs’ to reach the state regionals.

Spartans seeking ‘redemption,’ return trip to Tacoma Dome

A year after losing its two state tournament games, Stanwood is eager to return to the Tacoma Dome.

Tips notch third straight with win over Vancouver

Everett breaks the 40-win plateau for the 6th time in franchise history.

Most Read