Apr
01

On To The Next One: Alan Branch

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch (99) celebrates pressuring Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch (99) celebrates pressuring Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan Wolverines, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle, Alan Branch, remains a free agent.  But he has signed a new agent, leaving juggernaut Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for Blake Baratz of The Institute For Athletes.

Free agent DT Alan Branch has fired CAA as his agency and signed with Blake Baratz (@ )
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Branch was selected by the Cardinals in the second round (pick #33 overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.  He played the last two seasons for the Seahawks under a contract that paid him $7 million for his services.  That Seahawks defense was known around the league for being one of the strongest and stingiest, and Branch never had his starting spot threatened.  Baratz should be able to find a new home for Branch rather expeditiously.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com believes that Branch may sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars and that Baratz gained some clout when the Green Bay Packers recently chose to retain Baratz’s tight-end client, Jermichael Finley.