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Tyvon Branch | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Connecticut
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 1 - 4:29 PM

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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

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch practiced Wednesday for the first time since breaking his leg in Week 2.

Branch is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. His return would be a boost as Brandian Ross has been among the worst safeties in the league since stepping in.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch sustained a "significant" ankle injury in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars and is out indefinitely.

The injury is thought to be a fractured fibula. It's a devastating blow to the Raiders as Branch is one of the few true playmakers they have on defense. Last year, he was ProFootballFocus' No. 32 safety among 88 qualifiers, grading out positively against both the run and the pass. Usama Young is the next man up.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:45:00 AM

The Raiders restructured SS Tyvon Branch's contract, clearing a little over $4 million in cap space.

Branch was set to earn a $6 million base in 2012, but the Raiders knocked it down to $715,000 and converted the rest into a "signing" bonus. Oakland tacked on two years to Branch's deal in the process, and he's now signed through 2017. Before the move, the Raiders were about $1.5 million under the cap.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch left Thursday night's game versus the Broncos with an ankle injury.

Branch is one of the only legitimate players on Oakland's defense, and analyst Mike Mayock opined that he may be the best tackling safety in the NFL. Mike Mitchell is in the game to replace Branch.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 09:07:00 PM

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (neck) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision for Week 11.

Branch has started 57 consecutive games, but is in serious danger of missing Sunday's contest against the Saints. If Branch sits, the Raiders will turn to Mike Mitchell to make his first NFL start. Mitchell would have his hands full with Jimmy Graham, who will be an elite fantasy play in this extremely favorable matchup.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 10:58:00 AM

Raiders agreed to terms with franchise player SS Tyvon Branch on a four-year, $26.6 million contract.

The deal includes $17.1 million guaranteed. Branch was set to count $6.2 million against the salary cap under his franchise tender, but that number will certainly be much lower now. The Raiders reportedly entered the week less than $1 million under the cap. A 16-game starter each of the past three seasons, Branch has excelled in run support, notching at least 104 tackles every year since 2009. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' 20th best safety in 2011. An ascendant player, Branch is expected to have an expanded role in new coach Dennis Allen's defense.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 10:36:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora fully expects the Raiders and unsigned franchise player Tyvon Branch to reach a long-term agreement before Monday's deadline.

Per La Canfora, the sides made "major progress" late last week, and it's a matter of "when," not if, a deal is reached. CSN Bay Area reported Tuesday the sides were "inching along, even as it appears to be a stalemate." Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle agrees with La Canfora that a deal is close.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 09:49:00 AM

CSN Bay Area confirms there has been "progress" in contract talks between the Raiders and franchise player SS Tyvon Branch this week.

That progress appears to be modest, however. Beat writer Paul Gutierrez characterizes the discussions as "inching along, even as it appears to be a stalemate." Branch has already signed his $6.2 million tender for the 2012 season. Entering his first season in head coach Dennis Allen's scheme, Branch has until Monday's deadline to land a long-term deal.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 03:56:00 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie says long-term talks with franchise player SS Tyvon Branch are "ongoing."

The sides have until next Monday to reach an agreement. Per the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders are less than $1 million under the salary cap, so there could be urgency to do a deal and lower Branch's current $6.2 million cap number.
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 07:22:00 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is guardedly optimistic about long-term contract talks with SS Tyvon Branch.

Branch signed his one-year, $6.212 million franchise tender two months ago, so he was never going to play serious hardball, at least not about the 2012 season. "It’s been good communication," McKenzie said of extension talks with Branch's agent. "Nobody’s slamming the phone on each other so that’s positive."
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 10:09:00 PM

Raiders signed franchise player SS Tyvon Branch to a one-year, $6.212 million contract.

According to's Jason La Canfora, Branch is still "very much seeking a long-term deal," so it's unclear if he'll report for the Raiders' mandatory June minicamp. The Raiders are still up against the salary cap, and would benefit from getting Branch signed to a long-term pact and lowering his 2012 cap number. The sides have until July 16 to reach a long-term agreement. The Raiders have big plans for Branch in their more hybrid-ish defense under Dennis Allen. He'll be used like Roman Harper in New Orleans.
Mon, May 7, 2012 10:56:00 AM

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