— After big performances Sunday, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week and CB Nickell Robey has been nominated for the Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week.
— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that DT Alan Branch has signed a contract extension with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Branch has matched a career-best of 35 tackles in 2013, starting 12-of-15 games. The 6-6, 325-pound Michigan product joined the Bills as an unrestricted free agent on April 2. The seventh-year pro has started 46-of-93 career games and recorded 166 tackles (111 solo) and 8.0 sacks in his NFL career. He spent the 2011-12 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks after entering the NFL as a second-round (33rd overall) draft selection of Arizona in 2007.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
Q: Can you talk about resigning Alan Branch?
A: I was excited. I think Alan has played very well for us, he brings a lot to our club. Obviously his snaps have increased quite a bit and position flexibility increased when Alex Carrington was injured for the year. We’ve been able to move him to that five technique spot where he’s made a lot of plays there. Obviously we have the ability to put him at nose and he’s a big body guy. I think when you look at our guys up front and you look at the production of Kiko (Alonso) at our middle linebacker, a lot of that production goes because of the guys up front. They’re taking up two blocks, not letting anyone get on them and Alan has done a great job of that. We’re happy to have him as part of this team going forward.
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