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Report: Dolphins will sign Andre Branch


Free agent defensive end Andre Branch will sign a one-year deal with the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The report said it’s a fully guaranteed contract worth up to $3 million.

Branch, 26, was a second-round pick of the Jaguars in 2012 and leaves Jacksonville after four years, mostly as a backup. He started 10 games last season — his first starts since his rookie season — and recorded four sacks.

He had a career-best six sacks in 2013 and has 14 for his career. In Miami he joins a remade pass rush for new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. Olivier Vernon departed for the Giants, and the Dolphins added Mario Williams on a two-year deal. The Dolphins also lost Derrick Shelby via free agency to the Falcons.

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21 Responses to “Report: Dolphins will sign Andre Branch”
  1. mcjon22 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:23 PM

    Young, inexpensive depth with upside.

    I’ll take it.

    Now maybe they can, you know, sign another CB and guard

  2. skleech22 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:29 PM

    If you fail…..FAIL FORWARD! I’m starting to think Cam Cameron is back!

  3. sourwine15 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:31 PM

    No upside. I promise you… Garbage sacks only.

  4. finfansince68 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:36 PM

    ENOUGH with the Defensive Line! YES – he’s young but we need OL & secondary help!….You can’t plug those holes exclusively in this upcoming draft…besides I have little faith that Tannenbum will do anything positive in this draft, he’s already partially screwed that up with the Phili trade

  5. mongo3401 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:37 PM

    Super Bowl !!!!!

  6. mongo3401 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:39 PM

    Dallas Thomas will lift more weights and be a Pro Bowler !!!!!!

  7. mtheparrothead says: Mar 16, 2016 7:39 PM

    Yeah enjoy that. Dude is literally the exact opposite of “upside”.

  8. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 16, 2016 7:44 PM

    Can he play QB?

  9. mongo3401 says: Mar 16, 2016 7:46 PM

    Can’t tell the fins fans that. Don’t you know anyone that Tannanbaum signs is golden ? And they go to Miami because there is no personal income tax. And this will be Tannehills breakout year. And Suh is going to change the entire culture around ? C’mon man, all free agents have been wanting to play for Miami at half the rate they can get. Get with the program. LOL

  10. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 16, 2016 7:54 PM

    Yet another stellar draft pick by the Jags. They have been plagued with awful draft picks through the years–most notably when they select receivers. That’s been a disaster. But they also selected Brandon Marshall (the LB) and eventually cut him. I believe they have different people in the personnel office so it’s something that can be corrected especially if they care about winning.

  11. fanofpft says: Mar 16, 2016 8:05 PM

    Finally a youngin. To poster of garbage sacks. He takes the place of OV who took over 3 seconds on most of them.

  12. phinfan says: Mar 16, 2016 8:13 PM

    So we replaced worthless Coples with worthless Branch…

    Nothing to see here folks.

  13. drewzducks says: Mar 16, 2016 9:03 PM

    Who? Sorry, thought this article was about the NFL but I’ve never heard of the Dolphins.

  14. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 16, 2016 9:13 PM

    Hope he does well in Miami. He always just seemed like he was running around out there and never near the QB.

  15. Divorce To Healing says: Mar 16, 2016 9:18 PM

    They have been plagued with awful draft picks through the years–most notably when they select receivers.

    Must have missed our 2, yes, 2 1000 yard receivers from last year.

  16. zackattack006 says: Mar 16, 2016 10:42 PM

    Let’s see…

    2016 potential production cost:

    Olivier Vernon: $2.27m per sack…
    Andre Branch: $0.75m per sack…

  17. shackdelrio says: Mar 16, 2016 11:52 PM

    He is awful

  18. dadsource says: Mar 17, 2016 12:30 AM

    Guy is a workout warrior, has the size and strength to dominate. However, he has no motor, no motivation, no instincts, and no will. Practice squad MVP. He won’t play a down.

  19. cooperspur says: Mar 17, 2016 12:51 AM

    Jeez. Are all the DEs gone yet? How about the OL??

  20. swagjag says: Mar 17, 2016 5:54 AM

    This guy underwhelmed in a contract year and Dolphans are giddy because it fills a roster spot at a need position. Hope you enjoy giving Brady 5 seconds to figure out who to throw to every snap.

  21. steamingpilerex says: Mar 17, 2016 8:44 AM

    That’s right Miami – keep signing those DL guys while your doing nothing about the OL…typical scmuck Tannenbaum move…remember how stellar his moves were in NY fins fans? His only quality & I use that loosely : he once was a disciple of Bill Parcells ( I think he shined his shoes?) – after that what’s he done? Spent a lot of Woody’s money & now gonna spend alot more of Ross’s money.

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