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Patriots Place DT Alan Branch On Non-Football Injury List

The New England Patriots officially placed DT Alan Branch on the non-football injury list Wednesday.

  • The Patriots also added DB Nate Ebner on the reserve/did not report list.

Branch still counts against the team’s 90-man roster limit while he’s on this list.

Branch, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2007. He spent four years in Arizona before brief stints with the Seahawks and Bills.

The Patriots elected to sign him to a two-year, $4.3 million contract in March of last year. He stands to make a base salary of $1.2 million in 2016 after the Patriots paid him his $400,000 offseason roster bonus.

In 2015, Branch appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 35 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses.