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Bills cut Alan Branch after DWI arrest the day of game

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TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 1: Alan Branch #90 of the Buffalo Bills drinks fluid during a break in the action of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rogers Centre on December 1, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Branch

Tom Szczerbowski

It didn’t look good for Alan Branch’s future with the Bills, when he was held out of yesterday’s preseason game.

As it turns out, it was a clear sign as the Bills announced Sunday they had released Branch.

Branch is a curious case, as he was given a contract extension in December.

But the arrest on DWI charges the night before a preseason game was the last straw. According to the Associated Press, he was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday in Cheektowaga, around 14 hours before the Bills were scheduled to play the Buccaneers.

The report said Branch had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14, over the legal limit of 0.08.