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Andre Branch | Defensive Lineman

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Clemson
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Jaguars DE Andre Branch (MCL) will make his season debut against the Colts on Sunday.
Branch will be on a snap count as a situational pass rusher. Branch tallied three sacks as a part-time player in nine games last season. Oct 1 - 6:11 PM

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Jaguars DE Andre Branch has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran reports he will miss "significant time." Branch was expected to rotate with Chris Clemons at the LEO position. The Jaguars primarily want to use Clemons in passing situations, meaning Chris Smith could get snaps on run downs.
Aug 29 - 12:18 PM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch is headed for an MRI on his left knee.

Branch was injured in the third preseason game. He was spotted on crutches in the locker room, but reportedly told teammates he did not need them. Branch is the top backup to Chris Clemons at the LEO spot.
Aug 29 - 8:31 AM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch suffered a knee injury in Friday's preseason game.

Branch was immediately ruled out, suggesting it's a serious injury. He's the top backup to Chris Clemons at the LEO spot. 26-year-old Branch is in the final year of his rookie deal.
Aug 28 - 8:45 PM

The Florida Times Union expects DE Andre Branch to see an expanded role following the loss of Dante Fowler.

Branch was on the roster bubble prior to Fowler going down. He’s now No. 2 on the Leo depth chart, and should see rotational snaps behind Chris Clemons and Jared Odrick. Branch is owed $1.1M in the final year of his rookie deal.
May 9 - 6:08 PM

Jaguars declared DE Andre Branch, RB Denard Robinson, LB Khairi Fortt, CB Teddy Williams, CB Jeremy Harris, LB A.J. Edds, and OG Tyler Shatley inactive for Week 15 against the Ravens.

Branch has a groin injury. Robinson is done for the year with a sprained foot. The Jaguars haven't sent him to season-ending injured reserve, yet.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch (groin) is expected back for Week 13 against the Giants.

Branch tore his groin in Week 7. He'll come on for run-stuffing LE Red Bryant in surefire passing situations. Branch had three sacks before getting hurt.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Jaguars declared DE Andre Branch, MLB Jeremiah George, WR Mike Brown, RB Storm Johnson, OT Sam Young, OG Tyler Shatley, and WR Teddy Williams inactive for Week 12 against the Colts.

Branch tore his groin in Week 7. Brown and Johnson are healthy scratches.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch tore his groin muscle against the Browns in Week 7 and is out six weeks.

Branch was a rotational end for Gus Bradley, netting two sacks in Week 1 but none since. An ascending Jags defense also lost MLB Paul Posluszny for the season to a torn pectoral sustained Sunday.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Coach Gus Bradley singled out DE Andre Branch as one of the three players who is really standing out in offseason workouts.

The other two are Chad Henne and Cecil Shorts. "He’s busting his hump harder than anybody," DL coach Todd Wash added. "We’re real pleased with the maturity that he’s gone through over the last year. We think he’s going to be an excellent pass rusher." Branch was reportedly on the trade block last summer. The light came on as a sophomore. Branch had five sacks in the final six games. He's the favorite for LEO duties, over Chris Clemons and Jason Babin.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 09:27:00 AM

The Florida Times Union believes Jaguars DE Andre Branch could be back on the trade block again this summer.

The Jaguars dangled Branch in training camp last year but found no takers. Now that he's coming off a six-sack sophomore campaign, Branch might be able to fetch a draft pick. However, we're not sure the addition of Chris Clemons and re-signing of Jason Babin makes Branch expendable. Both Clemons and Babin are well into their thirties. Branch won't turn 25 until July.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:45:00 AM

The Florida Times Union reports second-year DE Andre Branch is squarely on the roster bubble.

Branch, last year's No. 38 overall pick, has been running exclusively with the second-team defense in training camp, and his "lack of consistency" has landed him on the bubble. He played just eight snaps in last week's preseason game, and is competing for playing time with Ryan Davis. Branch registered just one sack in 13 games as a rookie. He might be trade bait these next two weeks.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Jaguars 2012 second-round pick Andre Branch is working as the backup "Leo" to Jason Babin at OTAs.

"Leo" is the primary pass-rushing position in new coach Gus Bradley's defense. It's a weak-side edge rusher who can play in either a two- or three-point stance. Branch was a colossal bust as a rookie, managing one sack across 13 games.
Fri, May 24, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch re-injured his groin at minicamp this week.

Branch's 2012 rookie season was cut short by three games due to a groin injury, and he underwent surgery for the issue in January. It's unclear how severe the "new" injury is, but there has been no indication that it's serious. Branch registered 12 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble last year, and he is expected to get looks at the "Leo" pass rush position under coach Gus Bradley.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Second-year DE Andre Branch is expected to get an opportunity to be the Jaguars' "Leo" pass rusher.

Jason Babin is the leading in-house candidate, but coach Gus Bradley says it would be "awesome" if Jacksonville had two. "That’s the style we’re looking at," said Bradley. "Branch has some qualities. We looked at him last year in the draft as a Leo." New GM Dave Caldwell is also high on last year's second-round pick.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 09:03:00 AM

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