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Injury update: Patriots DT Alan Branch is OUT vs the Dolphins with a knee injury

The Patriots' defensive tackle depth takes a hit.

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New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch appeared to injure his leg on Monday Night against the Miami Dolphins and went to the locker room after being checked out on the sideline. The Patriots declared him QUESTIONABLE to return.

The Patriots are down to Malcom Brown and Lawrence Guy at defensive tackle, with Adam Butler capable of playing inside in a pinch.

We will have more on Branch’s status as soon as it’s reported.

UPDATE: Branch is back on the sideline trying to loosen up his leg, per multiple reports.

UPDATE 2: Branch returned to the game.

UPDATE 3: Branch gingerly walked to the locker room again.

UPDATE 4: Patriots declare Branch OUT for the day.