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S Tyvon Branch opening eyes with Chiefs: 'It's a blessing to be part of a team like this'

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch languished in obscurity during his time in Oakland, but the veteran has caught the eye of his new team as the season turns to the home stretch for the postseason. "It's a blessing to be part of a team like this and a defense like this," Branch said, via the Associated Press. "I mean, to do it in place like the 'Black Hole' where I spent so much...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch finding place to flourish in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The image of Tyvon Branch returning an interception for a touchdown in Oakland is exactly what the Raiders pictured when they signed him to a lucrative contract extension a few years ago.They just didn't picture him doing it for the Kansas City Chiefs.The veteran safety was voted AFC defensive player of the week after his pick-six in last Sunday's 34-20 victory...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chiefs' Branch seals a win -- and revenge -- with this Pick-Six

Oakland probably wishes it had Tyvon Branch back right about now.Just look at what the former Raiders safety did for his new team -- the Kansas City Chiefs -- when the rivals met up at O.Co Stadium on Sunday.That has to hurt some Raiders fans out there. Branch effectively ended their winning chances -- and maybe their playoff hopes -- with that interception return.He spent seven...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Chiefs DB Tyvon Branch Gets Airborne To Snag Sweet Interception

To win in the AFC West you have to be able to defend against the pass. Phillip Rivers has been one of the best in the business for sometime. Peyton Manning is--well, it's Peyton Manning. You can't stop him; you can only hope to contain him. Derek Carr has the weapons this season to show the world that he can be a big time NFL quarterback.Alex Smith--well, he's a good passer, but...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: What role will Tyvon Branch play on defense?

The seven year veteran safety and former Oakland Raider, Tyvon Branch, will be lending his skills to the Kansas City Chiefs this season. After being released by Oakland in late February 2015, Branch quickly signed a one year deal with the Chiefs, stating that Justin Houston and Tamba Hali were important factors in his decision. “Whenever you can play behind a pass rush like that...
June 11, 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...
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March 02, 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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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