Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cardinals from 2007-2010. He was a member of the Cardinals team that was in the Super Bowl.
Since playing with the Cardinals and before landing with the Patriots, Branch played for the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills. He was a second round pick of the Cardinals in 2007.
In his 10th NFL season, Branch is returning for his second Super Bowl with the Patriots. He was a member of the team that won it all in Glendale two years ago.
In 2016, Branch had 49 tackles and registered a sack and a half. He played all 16 games with the Patriots this season. Even though the career stats aren’t eye-opening, there should be something said about his NFL longevity.
Branch is the only player in Super Bowl LI that was with the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. He did not play in that game.