Rapoport adds that Branch’s contract also includes:
- $250,000 roster bonuses from 2014-16
- $100,000 workout bonuses
- $250,000 snap incentives if he plays (55 percent of the snaps
- $100,000 for each Pro Bowl
According to Pro Football Focus, Branch grades out as a very solid run-stopper and the No. 19 3-4 defensive end in the league.
We had Branch listed as the No. 90 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they’ve signed DT Alan Branch to a three-year contract extension.
“I feel great,” Branch said, via Buffalobills.com. “I definitely feel that schematically this team is a good fit for me on the defensive side and the way that we’re building as a team to get to the playoffs for next year and be a better team, I kind of want to be a part of that building process so I’m excited about being here.”
Branch, soon-to-be 29, signed a one-year deal with Buffalo last offseason and proven to be a quality addition to the Bills’ defensive line.
Branch mentioned that re-signing with Buffalo had a lot to do with the fit and current direction of the team.
“Just seeing the direction that we’re going, I think we’re going in a great direction,” he said. “I’ve been part of teams that are part of the building process as well. I was with Seattle before they started winning a lot of games. I see a lot of things that are similar and the type of guys that are playing on the field right now I feel like we have a great chance of being something special next year.”