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Marrone on Branch contract extension

Posted by Chris Brown on December 23, 2013 – 2:59 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone commented on the contract extension signed by DL Alan Branch Monday. It was clear that Marrone valued the stout run defender for Mike Pettine’s unit.

“I was excited.  Alan has played extremely well for us. He’s brought a lot to our club,” said Marrone. “His snaps have increased quite a bit and the position flexibility increased once Alex Carrington got injured for the year.

“We’ve been able to move him to that five technique spot and he’s made a lot of plays there.  We have the ability to put him at nose. He’s a big body guy.  When you look at our guys up front and you look at the production of Kiko as our middle linebacker, a lot of that production goes because of the guys up front.  They’re taking up two blockers , not letting anyone get on them.  Alan’s done a great job of that.  We’re happy to have him as part of this team moving forward.”

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