The New England Patriots officially lifted the suspension they handed down to DL Alan Branch on Thursday for violation of team rules.
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.
The Patriots placed Branch on the non-football injury list a few weeks ago.
In 2015, Branch appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 35 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses.