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Tyvon Branch | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (100) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals SS Tyvon Branch suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 against the Seahawks and is done for the season.
He suffered the injury while covering Jimmy Graham on his first touchdown Thursday night. It's a huge loss for the Cardinals, as Branch had been a great find the past two seasons. He's currently Pro Football Focus' No. 5 safety out of 83 qualifiers, playing quality run defense and pass coverage. Second-round rookie Budda Baker will handle Branch's spot moving forward. Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:01:00 AM

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Cardinals SS Tyvon Branch was forced from Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a right knee injury.

Trying to guard Jimmy Graham on an end zone jump ball, Branch came down awkwardly, and was immediately in a heap. It did not look good. Second-round rookie Budda Baker will finish the game in Branch's place.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Cardinals S/CB Tyvon Branch agreed to a $2 million pay cut.

Branch was scheduled to earn $4 million -- a $3 million salary plus $1 million roster bonus -- but has agreed to chop it in half. Branch opened last season covering the slot for Arizona, but tore his groin twice, requiring a couple of sports-hernia operations. The 30-year-old has long been injury-prone.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 09:39:00 AM

Cardinals placed S/CB Tyvon Branch on injured reserve with a torn groin, ending his season.

Branch only recently returned from sports-hernia surgery. Branch, who turned 30 on Sunday, has now lost significant portions of three of the past four seasons to injury. Branch was terrific as a slot corner-safety hybrid when healthy this year, however. He is owed a manageable $4 million in salary and bonuses for 2017.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Cardinals CB Tyvon Branch exited Week 14 against the Dolphins with a groin injury.

Branch just came off injured reserve last week because of sports-hernia surgery, so this setback is a big concern. The Cardinals' banged-up secondary also lost Marcus Cooper on Sunday.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Tyvon Branch will take over as the Cardinals' primary slot defender in the expected absence of Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder).

Branch spent the last eight weeks on the Cardinals' I.R. list, but was recalled this week and will likely play most of the game against Washington. Branch was outstanding in the role early this season with Mathieu still coming back from a knee operation. Still, it's hard to tell how Branch will fare in his first game back. He is coming off of in-season sports hernia surgery.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 03:27:00 PM

The Cardinals designated S/CB Tyvon Branch (groin, I.R.) as their I.R.-return player.

Branch underwent sports-hernia surgery earlier in the season. He can return as soon as Week 13. Branch was covering the slot for Arizona early in the year and was PFF's No. 27 corner before going down after Week 4.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Cardinals placed S Tyvon Branch on injured reserve with a groin injury.

He's undergoing sports-hernia surgery. Branch won't be eligible to return for at least eight weeks, and will likely miss the rest of the season. His injury could mean more snaps for Tyrann Mathieu at corner.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Cardinals S Tyvon Branch projects to open the season as a starter.

Branch will start opposite Tony Jefferson if Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) isn’t ready for Week 1. The Cardinals should have a heavy safety rotation this year.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Cardinals signed S Tyvon Branch to a two-year, $10 million contract with $5 million guaranteed.

The Cardinals love stockpiling safeties for their dime packages, which essentially serve as DC James Bettcher's base defense. Branch, 29, figures to primarily be a sub-package safety in Arizona, upgrading on outgoing free agent Rashad Johnson. A cornerback at UConn, Branch clocked a blazing 4.31 forty coming out of college. Branch is coming off a 43-tackle season in Kansas City.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Free agent S Tyvon Branch will visit the Cardinals.

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Arizona will "try to close the deal quickly," and CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora says it'll likely end in a two-year deal. Branch, 29, spent 2015 as the Chiefs' third safety, but he is a starting-caliber player who was working on a one-year, prove-it contract after injuries derailed his career in Oakland. He'd be an excellent get for the Bird Gang.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 03:43:00 PM

The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reports the Chiefs have expressed interest in re-signing impending free agent S Tyvon Branch.

Branch started just one game last season, but he earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the effort. With both Eric Berry and Husain Abdullah headed to free agency, perhaps Kansas City views Branch as a potential starter moving forward. He should not cost much to re-sign.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Chiefs SS Tyvon Branch has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 13.

The pickings must have been slim. 28-year-old Branch made his first start of the season last week against the Raiders team that released him this past offseason. He was barely heard from before picking off an errant Derek Carr pass late in the fourth quarter and returning it for a game-sealing touchdown. Branch has made most of his impact on special teams this year.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Chiefs SS Tyvon Branch (foot) has been practicing without restrictions at OTAs.

Branch is fully recovered from his 2014 foot injury. He’s currently penciled in as Kansas City’s strong safety with Eric Berry sidelined. Branch has appeared in just five games over the last two years, but is still only 28 and has a multiple skill set when healthy as a run stuffer and capable cover man.
Sat, May 30, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Chiefs signed SS Tyvon Branch to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Another $2 million is available in incentives. Riddled by injuries, Branch has only been able to play in five games over the last two seasons. But when healthy, the former college corner has shown serious in-the-box talent. He's an excellent low-risk add for a Chiefs defense that desperately needs safety help with Eric Berry battling cancer and Ron Parker a free agent. Branch's incentives almost certainly hinge on his ability to sustain health, making it a no-lose deal for the Chiefs.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:34:00 AM

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