Found July 14, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
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, Tyvon Branch, and Eric Weedle have all signed deals in the range of 4-5 years, 6.5-8 million yearly, and 15-19 million guaranteed. Things have looked bleak for the two sides all offseason and Goldson even admitted earlier this week that he may have to play out the season under the 6.2 million dollar franchise tag. It’s definitely possible that the 49ers just slapped him with the franchise tag to give him a one year “prove it” deal as last year’s Pro Bowl year was his only good year (last offseason he had to sign for a small 1 year deal). On top of that, they may feel his strong season in 2011 was the...

Dashon Goldson reportedly won’t get a long-term contract

Getty Images According to Matt Maiocco of, the agent of San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson has told him that his client won’t be getting a long-term contract. Goldson will now play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag.  Then his reps can sit back down with the 49ers after the regular season and get back to the negotiating table if they choose to.

Report: 49ers, Dashon Goldson not making any progress

Getty Images According to Matt Maiocco of, the San Francisco 49ers and safety Dashon Goldson still haven’t made any progress towards getting a new contract done. It looks like there’s a good chance that Monday’s deadline will pass without Goldson getting a long-term extension.  He’ll then be forced to play the 2012 season under the franchise tag.

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.

No new deal for Goldson

Ray Rice and Matt Forte got what they wanted Monday: long-term contracts that sometimes elude NFL running backs. But the long-term contract Dashon Goldson was looking for from the 49ers did not become a reality, and the Pro Bowl free safety will be forced to play for the team in 2012 on a one-year deal.

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 Reach 4-year, $26M Deal with S Tyvon Branch

    Earlier this weekend the Oakland Raiders finally came to terms with their franchise player strong safety Tyvon Branch on a four-year, $26.6 million contract. The deal can reach a maximum value of $28 million in the deal.   A league source confirmed Saturday that the deal includes a $5.6 million signing bonus, and he will make $16.1 million over the next two years. Branch...

Raiders agree to deal with Tyvon Branch

Tyvon Branch signed a new contract on Saturday worth $26.6 million over four years, with $17.1 million guaranteed (Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) According to Jason LaCanfora of, the Raiders and franchise-tagged safety Tyvon Branch agreed to a four-year contract Saturday. Branch had signed his $6.2 million tender and worked out with the team through the offseason...

Raiders sign S Branch to long term deal

The Raiders confirmed that they signed promising S Tyvon Branch to a long term deal Saturday evening, continuing a promising offseason.  Branch's deal is reportedly 4 years and $17.6 million guaranteed and is worth a maximum of $28 million.  The terms of the contract were not announced or confirmed by the team. Branch had previously been franchised and had signed his franchise...

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.

Raiders, Tyvon Branch reportedly close to a new contract

Getty Images 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.
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