According to Barry Jackson of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins have reached a one-year deal with defensive end Andre Branch.
Per league sources, Dolphins have reached a one-year deal with Andre Branch. So they now have a capable third DE to accompany Wake,Mario W.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 16, 2016
Branch, 26, was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. In 2015, Branch started ten games for the Jaguars, recording 24 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles. Throughout his four-year career, Branch combined for 55 tackles, 14 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.
After losing Derrick Shelby and Olivier Vernon to free agency, the Dolphins were in need of depth at the defensive end position. Miami now has a third defensive end to add to the rotation of Mario Williams and Cameron Wake. With the addition of Branch, the Dolphins get some much needed youth at the position.
Our friends over at Big Cat Country did a nice write-up on Branch prior to the start of free agency. Below is an insert from that article.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins deal with Andre Branch is for 1-year, $3-million.
For the #Dolphins and DE Andre Branch, it's a 1-year contract for $3M fully guaranteed, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2016