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TYVON BRANCH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders release injury-plagued safety Tyvon Branch

  The Oakland Raiders have officially released safety Tyvon Branch. The team told Branch last week of its plans to cut ties with him and announced the move on Tuesday. Branch joined Oakland as a fourth-round pick out of Connecticut in 2008. Branch immediately became an impact player and started 62 of 64 games from 2009-12. He was slowed by injuries the past two seasons and played...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Do Oakland Raiders Look To Replace Tyvon Branch?

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders made the release of safety Tyvon Branch official. Branch was a fourth-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and while he brought physicality and playmaking instincts to the field, Branch couldn't escape the injury bug in Oakland. In the past two seasons, Branch played in only five games and totaled just 27 tackles.But the past is the past and the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Tyvon Branch

Should the Eagles go after Tyvon Branch?Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images A few days ago I wrote about possible trade targets for the Eagles as well as under honorable mentions I had players I would be watching for if they got released. Well, the one I personally hoped would get released, did. On Feb 18th the Oakland Raiders asked safety Tyvon Branch to take a pay cut after two injury...
Via Eagles Addict
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, cutting Tyvon Branch is a head scratcher

The Oakland Raiders intend to cut strong safety Tyvon Branch, saving a whopping $3 million dollars against the cap. Given the fact that the team has more than $50 million in cap space, and plan on cutting Matt Schaub and others pushing the cap space up towards $60 million, the move is not saving the Raiders a ton of cap space. On top of that, the Raiders have to spend more over the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders To Meet With Tyvon Branch’s Agent Regarding “Uncertain Future”

According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Tyvon Branch‘s future with Oakland Raiders remains “uncertain” and GM Reggie McKenzie is planning to meet with his agent at some point in the near future to discuss his situation. Upon taking over as Raiders general manager, McKenzie wasted no time overhauling the roster, but Branch was one of the player’s he identified as a core...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders cut Tyvon Branch?

The Oakland Raiders desperately need to get younger at the safety positions. Charles Woodson is likely to return but will be turning 39 this season. While he continues to defy the logic of age, he simply cannot continue playing forever. At the other safety position, Tyvon Branch is thought of as a good starter but he has missed the majority of the past two seasons with injuries....
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Placing S Tyvon Branch On Injured Reserve

Ian Rapoport reports that after Raiders S Tyvon Branch undergoes surgery on his fractured foot, Oakland is expected to place him on injured reserve. Branch, 27, is in the third year of his four-year, $26.6 million contract that included $17.6 million guaranteed. His base salary for this season is $3 million and he stands to make $5.5 million in 2015 to go along with a $1 million...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Return of Tyvon Branch is huge

Today we take a look at the safeties that the Oakland Raiders currently have on roster as we head into training camp. Tyvon Branch is entering his seventh season in the NFL, all of which have been with the Raiders. During the 2008 NFL Draft, Branch was selected in the fourth round. Over the course of his career in silver and black, Branch has totaled 446 tackles, seven sacks, has...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: The three most intriguing position battles

As we inch closer to pre-season camp, there are some unfinished battles over starting spots on both offense and defense for the Oakland Raiders. Although head coach Dennis Allen doesn’t like his starters to feel comfortable at any stage of preseason, there are some players who are starting without a doubt. Matt Schaub, Darren McFadden, Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley, and Charles Woodson...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders fans not the only ones seeing Niners bandwagon

Any Oakland Raiders fan who is active on Twitter can tell you that the majority of Raider Nation is not too happy about the Niners advancing in the playoffs. There is a natural rivalry between the two teams simply due to geography and the fan bases do not typically get along. Given the Niners’ success in recent years, one of the things that Raiders fans have been most annoyed by...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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