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Andre Branch | Defensive Lineman | #50

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 263
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (38) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins DE Andre Branch underwent knee surgery on Wednesday.
The details of the surgery aren't clear, but it sounds like it was more of a clean-up procedure. Branch inked a three-year, $24 million deal last March after producing 5.5 sacks in 2016. He predictably flopped in 2017, recording just four takedowns and grading out as Pro Football Focus' seventh-worst 4-3 end out of 64 qualifiers. Branch is nothing more than a rotational piece. Jan 31 - 9:45 AM

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Dolphins DE Andre Branch (groin) is inactive for Week 8 against the Ravens.

Branch's three sacks are second to Cam Wake through the Dolphins' first six games. It's Branch's first missed game since 2015. Also inactive for the Dolphins are WR DeVante Parker, QB Jay Cutler, S Maurice Smith, LB Stephone Anthony, G/C Anthony Steen and C Isaac Asiata.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Dolphins re-signed DE Andre Branch to a three-year, $24 million contract.

A flop in Jacksonville as a 2012 second-rounder, Branch signed a one-year deal with Miami last year and produced 5.5 sacks and 48 pressures on 814 snaps. He took over as the starter ahead of free-agent flop LE Mario Williams in Week 6 and should open 2017 opposite Cameron Wake. The Dolphins could still use more help in the pass rush department. They will hope Branch doesn't settle after getting paid and revert to his old form of being an ineffective edge presence. He earned negative pass-rush grades from PFF in 2016 and has just 19.5 sacks across 67 career games.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 02:40:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports re-signing impending free agent DE Andre Branch is a priority for the Dolphins.

Branch recorded 5.5 sacks in 773 snaps in his first year with the Dolphins. He is likely seeking a multi-year deal, but he should not break the bank. Miami should be able to retain Branch affordably if they indeed want him back.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Dolphins signed DE Andre Branch to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal is fully guaranteed. Branch gives the Dolphins a situational pass rusher behind Cameron Wake and Mario Williams. He came on late last year with two sacks and a forced fumble over the final four games, but still graded as one of PFF's worst ends. Branch also had interest from Washington before signing with Miami.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Free agent DE Andre Branch is visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday.

The former Jaguar has also visited the Redskins. A second-round pick in 2012, Branch has just 14 sacks in four seasons. He will turn 27 in July.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Free agent DE Andre Branch will visit the Redskins.

The Jaguars don't have room for Branch in their remade front seven. A situational pass rusher, Branch has only seven QB takedowns over his last 22 games.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 01:26:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 06:11:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:18:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 08:31:00 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.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 08:45:00 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.
Sat, May 9, 2015 06:08:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Robert Quinn
2Cameron Wake
3William Hayes
4Andre Branch
5Charles Harris
DT1Jordan Phillips
2Davon Godchaux
3Gabe Wright
4Vincent Taylor
MLB1Raekwon McMillan
2Chase Allen
3Mike Hull
WLB1Kiko Alonso
2Terence Garvin
SLB1Stephone Anthony
2Lamin Barrow
CB1Xavien Howard
2Cordrea Tankersley
3Bobby McCain
4Tony Lippett
5Torry McTyer
FS1T.J. McDonald
2Jordan Lucas
3Maurice Smith
SS1Reshad Jones
2Trae Elston
P1Matt Haack