Branch signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 10, 2015. Branch signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 9, 2016, with $5 million guaranteed till 2018. On October 4, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury.
Branch was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Jets before being traded to the Chiefs for a sixth-round pick in 2014. He started all 16 games for the Chiefs last season and recorded 59 tackles and five sacks.
Branch played college football at Alabama Southern. As a senior in 2010, he made 72 tackles and seven sacks while earning second-team All-America honors from The Sporting News and first-team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press. The Cardinals selected Branch with their first-round draft choice (sixth overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the son of former NFL player Tyvon Branch.
Tyvon Branch played six years in the NFL for the Ravens and Dolphins after going to Alabama Southern. He finished his career with 721 tackles and 47 sacks. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an outside linebacker.
Branch will wear number 50 with the Cardinals.
On December 13, 2016, he was placed back on injured reserve after re-injuring his groin. Branch started at strong safety for the Cardinals in 2017. Branch tore his ACL on Thursday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks on November 9, 2017, terminating his 2017 season. He signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on March 15, 2018.
Branch was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama Southern.
In 2013, Branch started 11 of 12 games he appeared in and recorded 93 tackles and three interceptions. In 2014, he started all 16 games he appeared in and led the team with nine sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl after the 2014 season.
In 2015, Branch started 13 of 14 games he appeared in and recorded 57 tackles and four interceptions. He had nine sacks in 2016 before being traded to the Lions.
With the Lions, he started seven of eight games he appeared in and recorded 42 tackles and two interceptions. In 2017, with the Cardinals, he started 17 of 18 games he appeared in and recorded 95 tackles and three interceptions. He had 10 sacks in 2018 before being placed on injured reserve.
Branch is considered one of the best strong safeties in the league. He has also been praised for his coverage skills.
Watt has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year contract. The three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year revealed his decision to join the Arizona Cardinals on social media on Monday. Watt is expected to accept a two-year contract worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $14 million in 2020 cap space.
In 2018, Watt led the league with 14 sacks and he helped the Texans reach the playoffs for the third consecutive season. He's one of only four players with 10 or more sacks in each of the last five seasons (Jason Garrett, Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake).
Watt, 26, finished second in the voting for the 2018 NFL MVP award after recording 59 tackles, 12 sacks, and two fumble recoveries during 16 games this past season. He became just the fourth player in NFL history to record at least 12 sacks in three consecutive seasons when he reached the mark last year.
The 6'5", 260-pound defensive end has 72.5 career sacks over seven seasons with Houston and New England. He originally signed with Texas out of high school as a running back before switching to defense.
Watt was considered one of if not the best defender in football before he got hurt in 2017. He returned from injury in 2018 and was still effective despite missing most of November and December with a shoulder injury.
The Cardinals signed him to a four-year, $9.97 million contract on June 11, 2012. Floyd started the 2012 NFL season as a reserve wide receiver. In a 27-6 triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles, his first professional reception was an eight-yard score off a deflected pass. He earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance during this game.
Floyd has been selected to play in the 2013 Pro Bowl, marking the first Pro Bowl appearance of his career. The Pro Bowl will be held on January 30th in Honolulu.
He graduated from Cardinal Heights High School in Orlando, Florida. As a student at cardinal heights, he played football, ran track, and competed in wrestling. He went on to attend the University of Central Florida where he played college football for the UCF Knights. With the Knights, he received All-American recognition from College Football News and Sports Illustrated. He finished his collegiate career with 78 receptions for 1,340 yards and 14 touchdowns.
After going unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft, Floyd agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract with the Cardinals, including $16 million guaranteed. He is expected to compete with Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts to be one of the team's starting receivers.
Floyd describes himself as a third-down receiver who makes big plays.