The New England Patriots announced that they have resigned defensive linemen Alan Branch for the next two seasons. Branch signed with the Patriots earlier this past year and played a total of eight games, finishing with a total of 14 tackles. He was able to play in every postseason game for the Patriots this past year. Branch is an eight year veteran, who has played for the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, before coming to New England.
The Patriots also signed two veteran defensive backs, Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. Fletcher played with the Philadelphia Eagles last year. He as been in the NFL for six years and played for the St. Louis Rams and Eagles before signing with New England. Fletcher started in 15 games last year with 66 tackles and an interception.
McClain has been in the league in four seasons for the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Atlanta Falcons. The defensive back played every game last year with 60 tackles and two interceptions. The two corners will add depth to a roster that lost both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner during free agency.
The terms of their contracts have not been released.