Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/14/12
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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 deadline for franchise players to reach terms on multi-year agreements. After the 5 p.m. ET deadline, franchise players are restricted to only one-year contracts. Branch, 25, had previously signed a one-year tender worth $6.2 million. Details of the new, four-year contract were not readily available, but the structure likely will reduce the 2012 salary cap number. A fourth-round choice in 2008, and the 100th pick overall that year, Branch has been a starter for three years in the Oakland secondary. The former Connecticut standout has complied 347 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, 16 passes defensed and...
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