A big injury question for the New England Patriots going into their divisional round matchup against the Houston Texans has been answered. Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch was on the practice field today, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Branch had not practiced this week or last week during the bye.
This means that the Patriots defense should be at full strength to begin their journey to a sixth-consecutive AFC championship game and third Super Bowl since 2011.
They will take on the Texans at 8:15 p.m. EST on Saturday.