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Report: Dolphins re-signing DE Andre Branch on three-year, $27 million deal

Andre Branch
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch is getting his payday. Branch had 5.5 sacks and 12 hits during his first year in Miami, per NFL GSIS, and is now set to sign a long-term deal according to Ian Rapoport.

Branch’s resume is a mixed bag. The pass-rushing numbers are solid, if not staggering, but Branch value wasn’t exactly as a well-rounded player. A further look shows that his run defense grade from PFF was just 49.5 and that opposing teams averaged 5.74 adjusted line yards when rushing to the offensive left end — or the defensive right, where Branch usually lined up.

That doesn’t mean Branch isn’t a productive player. The pass rushing-ability is there, and alongside Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake, he’ll produce.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.