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Former Titans lineman dies of congestive heart failure at age 31

Mario Branch, an offensive tackle who spent two training camps with the Titans, has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 31.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the 6-foot-7, 345-pound Branch passed away at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.

Branch played his college ball at Mississippi Valley State and was in camp with the Titans in 2003 and 2004. He played for two Arena league teams but never played in an NFL regular-season game.

Branch is survived by two young children, four sisters and three brothers.