Found July 14, 2012 on Silver and Black Daily:
PLAYERS: Tyvon Branch
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
As had been expected by most, the Oakland Raiders have signed Tyvon Branch to a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline.  The deal, which was first reported by, is reportedly worth $28 million for 4 years.  Those numbers include $17.6 million guaranteed, and will allow the Raider’s leading tackler the last couple of years to [...]

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 was...

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...

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...

Did the Oakland Raiders Hire a “Scumbag” Strip Club Owner?

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 [...]

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...

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.

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Cornerbacks Part 2

Last season the Oakland Raiders kept nine cornerbacks and safeties on the final 53 man roster. Part one of the cornerbacks series focused on four players the Raiders will count on this season and are in competition for the starting cornerback jobs. Part two will look at the competition for what may be the final defensive back job on the 53 man roster. Pat Lee was signed as a free...

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.

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Cornerbacks Part 1

The Oakland Raiders cornerback competition has both intrigue and question marks as training camp and preseason games approach. The competition will come down to two young cornerbacks and two veterans coming off injuries, who signed this offseason. Part one will look at those players in competition for the starting cornerback spots.   Ron Bartell came [...]

Schrager's 2-a-days: Raiders and Buccaneers

To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps. Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading...

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...
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