Found July 13, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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According to Jason La Canfora of, the Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch are close to agreeing on a long-term extension.

Last week both the Raiders and Branch’s reps made some major progress, per La Canfora’s source’s.

La Canfora indicated that it’s not a matter of if a deal gets done, but when.


Will the Oakland Raiders Sign Tyvon Branch To a New Contract Before Monday’s Deadline?

What’s up RaiderNation? There has been a lot of buzz about ongoing contract negotiations between the Oakland Raiders and Tyvon Branch. The deadline for an agreement to be reached is next Monday at 4 P.M. EST. The word is that they are working hard to try to get a deal done. There are those who [...]

Progress between Tyvon Branch and Raiders

According to CSN Bay Area and the Contra County Times, talks are ongoing between the Raiders and franchise player Tyvon Branch and there has been recent progress between the two sides. The Raiders and Branch have no shortage of comparable deals to look at. Players of similar quality such as Eric Weedle, Michael Griffin, and even teammate Michael Huff have all signed in the last calendar...

Raiders, Tyvon Branch agree to four-year deal

The Raiders and franchise player safety Tyvon Branch agreed to a four-year deal expected to be signed no later than Sunday. The deal creates salary-cap space for the Raiders, who would've paid Branch $6.2 million on his one-year franchise tender for 2012. Branch has started 48 straight games for the Raiders, and he might have been an attractive player if he had made it to...

AP Source: Raiders, Branch agree to 4-year deal

A person familiar with the decision says the Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch have agreed to a new four-year contract that gives the franchise financial flexibility and the team's leading tackler the stability he has wanted. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the deal had not been officially announced, said Branch was out of...

Raiders S Branch lands deal with $17-18M guaranteed

The four-year contract to which Tyvon Branch agreed Saturday with the Oakland Raiders is worth $26.6 million, not counting incentives, and includes $17-$18 million in guaranteed money, team sources and sources close to the four-year veteran safety told The Sports Xchange. A team source told The Sports Xchange that Branch will sign the contract "sometime before" the Monday...

Oakland Raiders extend S Tyvon Branch

The Raiders resigned franchise player Tyvon Branch today and did so at a rate cheaper than guys like Eric Weedle, Michael Griffin, and teammate Michael Huff have signed for in the last calendar year. All 3 of those guys got between 4-5 years at a rate of between 7-8 million per year, between 32-40 million maximum money, and between 15-19 million guaranteed money. Branch, meanwhile...

Raiders ink Tyvon Branch to $28 million deal

The Oakland Raiders have hammered out a four-year, $28 million maximum value deal with franchise player Tyvon Branch,a league source confirmed. The deal includes a $5.6 million signing bonus. He'll make $16.1 million over two years.

Report: 49ers, Dashon Goldson can still get a deal done

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, if safety Tyvon Branch and the Raiders are able to agree on a new contract soon, it would help the 49ers and Dashon Goldson get something worked out before Monday’s deadline, since they’d then have a nice template to go by. Goldson had a break out year in 2011 and will have to prove this season that it wasn’t a fluke.

49ers, Dashon Goldson have not made progress

On the same day that one Bay Area franchise safety signed long term (Tyvon Branch of the Raiders), it is reported that another one, Dashon Goldson, and the San Francisco 49ers have not made any progress, this according to CSN Bay Area. There are no shortage of deals being signed by safeties in the past calendar year for the two sides to use as reference as Michael Huff, Michael Griffin...

Matt Forte unlikely to sign extension with Bears before deadline

According to’s Jason La Canfora, Matt Forte is unlikely to sign an extension with the Bears before next Monday’s deadline. La Canfora describes talks between the two parties as “fruitless” and says that the chances a deal is reached in time are “weak.” This makes sense, given everything that’s happened this offseason, including the Bears pissing off Matt Forte...

Wes Welker “50/50” to sign new deal with Patriots before deadline

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, who has been the go to source on all things franchise player related this week, puts the odds for Wes Welker signing a long term deal with the Patriots at “50/50″. The Patriots and Welker are apart both financially (by the amount of 6 million guaranteed) and “philosophically,” which would appear to be an insurmountable difference with so...

Ray Rice will likely go into the season without a new deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, something major would have to happen between the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice over the weekend in order to get a long-term deal done by Monday afternoon. It doesn’t look good at this point. The Ravens and Rice will likely have to wait until the regular season is over before they can start negotiating again. Don’t...

Report: Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe have gotten “nowhere” regarding a new deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe have “gone nowhere” when it comes to getting a long-term extension worked out. Right now it looks like Bowe will play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag, then possibly hit the free agent market.

Talks between Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe have “gone nowhere”

According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, talks between Dwayne Bowe and the Chiefs have “gone nowhere.” With just 2 days left before Monday’s 4 PM ET deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals, it looks highly unlikely that anything will get done between Bowe and the Chiefs. This offseason has been very light on news regarding Bowe and the Chiefs and for good...
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