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Tyvon Branch | Defensive Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Connecticut
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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. May 30 - 4:20 PM

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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.
Mar 10 - 10:34 AM

The Jets are expected to pursue free agent SS Tyvon Branch, according to the New York Post.

The Chiefs, Colts and Redskins have also checked in on Branch. 2015 is considered a weak draft for safeties, so Branch and others are getting a long look in free agency. Though talented, Branch comes with plenty of risk. He's appeared in just five of a possible 32 games over the last two seasons, leading to questions about his durability. Branch will meet with the Chiefs Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Mar 9 - 11:23 AM

Free agent SS Tyvon Branch is scheduled to visit the Chiefs after his Friday trip to the Redskins' facility.

He's also visited the Colts. Another injury-riddled free agent, Branch has immense skill when healthy. A college cornerback, Branch ran in the low 4.3s at the 2008 Scouting Combine and has been a fierce run-support safety in the NFL. In K.C., he could hold down the fort in Eric Berry's (lymphoma) absence.
Mar 6 - 3:22 PM

Free agent S Tyvon Branch will visit the Redskins on Thursday.

Branch is in Indianapolis visiting the Colts on Wednesday. The Redskins are in the market for two starting safeties with FS Ryan Clark retiring and SS Brandon Meriweather unlikely to be re-signed as a free agent. Branch is more a "box" safety who plays close to the line of scrimmage. He recently turned 28.
Mar 4 - 12:56 PM

Around the NFL's Conor Orr reports free agent S Tyvon Branch will visit the Colts on Wednesday.

It's believed to be the first of "multiple" visits for Branch, who was released by the Raiders last week. The Colts are in the market for multiple safeties with Mike Adams and LaRon Landry both free agents. Branch is still just 28, but hasn't been able to stay on the field the past two years because of multiple injuries.
Mar 4 - 10:16 AM

Raiders released S Tyvon Branch.

Branch had a $1 million roster bonus due on March 12. The move clears $3 million in cap space. Signed to a four-year, $26.6 million extension in July 2012, Branch had appeared in just five games over the past two seasons due to injury. A broken foot cost him all but three games in 2014, while fibula/ankle issues sidelined him in 2013. Going on 29, Branch was one of the league's top in-the-box safeties before injuries started wrecking his game. He'll get the benefit of the doubt in free agency if he can prove he's healthy.
Feb 26 - 9:31 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he plans to meet with SS Tyvon Branch's agent at the Combine this week.

Branch has appeared in just five games over the last two seasons due to injuries. He's owed a $9.6 million cap hit and will be asked to take a pay cut or restructure. The Raiders would have to eat $3.2 million in dead money by releasing Branch as a post June-1 cut. 28-year-old Branch is currently signed through 2017.
Feb 18 - 6:18 PM

Raiders placed SS Tyvon Branch on injured reserve with a broken foot, ending his season.

Branch is undergoing surgery to repair a "Jones fracture." The injury involves a fracture to the fifth metatarsal. It's the same injury that has previously hobbled Hakeem Nicks, Julio Jones, and Marvin Jones, among others. With Branch out for the rest of the season, he'll have played just five of a possible 32 games over the past two years. He has a $9.6 million cap number in 2015, and the Raiders would have to eat over $6 million of it to cut him. Branch was once an IDP stud. He turns 28 in December. Usama Young will fill in at strong safety.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch will undergo surgery to repair his broken foot.

Branch is without a timetable for return, and could be sent to season-ending I.R. If he misses the remainder of the year, Branch will have played just 5-of-32 possible games the past two seasons. He missed most of 2013 with a broken leg. The Raiders will turn to Usama Young next to Charles Woodson.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch fractured his foot in Sunday's Week 3 loss at New England.

Branch also missed the majority of last season after breaking his leg in Week 2. Now he's out indefinitely, and possibly for the rest of the year. The former IDP stud can be dropped across the board.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) is 100 percent healthy.

Branch went down in Week 2, but wasn't placed on injured reserve until Week 15. Now 27, Branch is returning as a locked-in starter this season. We would anticipate Branch having a major bounce-back year in IDP leagues.
Thu, May 1, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Raiders placed SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Branch has been sidelined since Week 2, but the Raiders kept him on the active roster all season in hopes he would recover from his leg injury. He couldn't get cleared after returning to practice earlier this month and will be shut down with only three games remaining. DT Ricky Lumpkin has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Branch should be 100 percent for the start of 2014 training camp.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

There was some hope Branch would be able to play this week, but he's still not ready to return from a leg injury that's cost him all but two games this season. The Raiders will continue to start struggling SS Brandian Ross in his absence.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) will not play in Week 14.

Branch isn't ready to return from the injury that has cost him all but two games this year. The Raiders will continue to start Brandian Ross at strong safety.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 09:59:00 PM

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