Alan Branch

New England Patriots #97 - Defensive Tackle

  • Born: 12/29/84
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 350
  • Seasons: 2007

Why Damon Harrison is called “Snacks” and why the nickname has stuck


Eric Single of Sports Illustrated got the lowdown on how Damon Harrison came to be called “Snacks.” “[Jets defensive line coach Karl] Dunbar used to put Rice Krispies Treats on my desk in the...

College football players to watch for: Week 7


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How the Patriots and Broncos have changed since their last meeting


A lot has changed over the last three years.

Bryan Mone, Poona Ford and the art of fixing a run defense by doing nothing


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How the Patriots and Raiders have changed since their last meeting


The two teams last met in 2017.

College Football Players to Watch for: Week 2


Keagan Stiefel takes a look at college football players you should keep an eye out for.

Patriots finally announce jersey numbers for the rest of their rookie class


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It’s now Week 1 and the Seahawks still have a hole to fill on their roster


One could be forgiven if they woke up on Monday morning startled by the realization that it is officially Week 1. I know I did. While the key decision-makers in the Seahawks’ front office are...

Patriots bolster their defensive tackle depth in an early 2021 mock draft

With Lawrence Guy and Adam Butler both headed for free agency, such a move would make sense.

Seahawks connected to another free agent defensive tackle


Despite the Seahawks having started training camp, there has seemingly been a trio of moves, anticipated for months, yet to happen. The Antonio Brown-Josh Gordon debate has raged on, likely to...

Patriots roster tier: The defensive line


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Seven more Patriots who also would have deserved making the All-Decade Team


New England’s All-Decade team was released on Wednesday.