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Ryan Hannable
March 21, 2018 - 11:20 am
Over the weekend, Matt Patricia and the Lions signed former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, and now this week Patricia is continuing to give some former Patriots a look. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , the Lions and defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois are working on a deal. The 31...
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March 07, 2018 - 11:15 am
Even though it's early March in between the NFL combine and start of free agency, it's been a busy 24 hours for the Patriots. -- First off, it doesn't seem like running back Dion Lewis will be returning to New England. According to NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi , his expected contractual demands...
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Ryan Hannable
February 20, 2018 - 5:15 pm
While Devin McCourty said he knew Malcolm Butler wouldn't start in Super Bowl LII, Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch said he had no idea when appearing on Dale & Holley with Keefe on Tuesday. “I didn’t know anything, honestly," he said in an appearance promoting the No Appetite For Bullying...
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Ryan Hannable
January 21, 2018 - 1:41 pm
FOXBORO -- The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday's AFC championship against the Jaguars: running back Mike Gillislee, wide receiver Bernard Reedy, wide receiver Kenny Britt, defensive tackle Alan Branch, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, tight end Jacob Hollister and linebacker...
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Ryan Hannable
January 20, 2018 - 12:20 pm
FOXBORO -- Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch missed the final three games of the regular season with a knee injury, and also was inactive for the AFC divisional round last weekend. According to Branch, he's healthy enough to play, it's now in the hands of the coaching staff. “Nothing’s changed...
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Ryan Hannable
January 10, 2018 - 5:42 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots appear to be getting two of their better players back Saturday against the Titans. Alan Branch, who missed the last three games of the season, and Rex Burkhead, who missed the final two games, both spoke in the Patriots locker room Wednesday, which is a good indication they...
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Ryan Hannable
January 03, 2018 - 1:16 pm
The Patriots got some good news at practice Wednesday afternoon. According to those on site, Rex Burkhead and Alan Branch returned after missing several weeks. This indicates they should be good to go for the divisional round on Jan. 13. Two players were missing, as defensive end/outside linebacker...
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Ryan Hannable
December 22, 2017 - 12:35 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots likely will be without two key players Sunday against the Bills. Defensive tackle Alan Branch and running back Rex Burkhead both missed Friday's practice, thus didn't practice at all this week. This would indicate they are highly unlikely to play on Sunday against the Bills...
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Ryan Hannable
December 20, 2017 - 1:38 pm
FOXBORO -- It looks like the Patriots will be without Alan Branch for a little bit. Branch wasn't present at the start of practice on Wednesday and according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , he has a meniscus issue, but does not need surgery. He is expected to miss a few weeks. This would assume he...
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Ryan Hannable
December 15, 2017 - 12:18 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots likely will be without one of their top defensive lineman against the Steelers on Sunday. Alan Branch missed his third straight practice on Friday, which likely means he will not play against Pittsburgh. This also explains why Ricky Jean Francois was re-signed on Wednesday...
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