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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 tag to appear at the team's mandatory minicamp in June. Had the team not agreed to a long term deal by tomorrow, June 16th, he would have been required to play under the franchise tag which would have cost the team approximately $6.2 million not only in money but also against the cap.
Instead, under the new contract, Branch will reportedly take home $5.6 million in a signing bonus and his cap number will drop dramatically for 2012 giving the cap-strapped Raiders nearly $4 million in cap savings for this year.
Branch, 25, has been very promising since being taken in the 4th round of the 2008 draft...
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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...
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...
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...
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 CBSSorts.com, 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...
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...
It happens all the time. An NFL player arrested at a night club for one thing or another. The latest player to go down that road is Adrian Peterson who was arrested outside of a club in Houston. But he’s hardly alone. You have one of the most notorious repeat offenders, in Pacman Jones who [...]
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...
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.
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College: San Diego St.
Weight: 246 lbs
Arm Length: 31.7″
Hand Size 9.7″
40 Yard Dash: 4.67
3 Cone Drill: 6.81
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.20
Bench Press: 31 reps
Vertical Jump: 37.5″
Broad Jump: 121″
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This offseason the Oakland Raiders used their franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch. Branch signed the 6.2 million dollar tender in May to ensure he would remain with the Raiders for at least the 2012 season. Now the two sides have reached an agreement that will keep Branch with the team for the next four seasons.
The new contract will be worth 26.6 million dollars...
This time around the Falcons are going to face off against the Oakland Raiders after traveling to the nation capital to play the Washington Redskins. There isn't much familiarity between the teams as both have gone through major changes since they last faced off in 2008. The Raiders have changed owner, coaches, and general managers.
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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...