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Bills release Cibola grad Alan Branch

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) breaks a tackle by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch (90) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) breaks a tackle by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch (90) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman and Cibola grad Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

The arrest came Saturday in Cheektowaga, N.Y., where police observed Branch vomiting out the side of his car. The Bills reported that he failed a field sobriety test in addition to registering a blood alcohol level of .14, well over the legal limit of .08.

Branch was inactive for Saturday’s preseason loss to Tampa Bay.

Alan Branch after he signed with the Bills last year (File)

Alan Branch after he signed with the Bills last year (File)

An eight-year NFL veteran, Branch signed a three-year contract extension after last season, but reported to training camp out-of-shape and was banished to the second and even third team after failing conditioning tests.

Branch was a second round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2007. He played four years with the Cardinals before spending two seasons with Seattle, signing with the Bills in 2013.

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