Person claiming to be Brandian Ross’ sister goes racist “defending” Ross

The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts along with the rest of the league on Saturday and one of the guys that lost his job was strong safety Brandian Ross. In 2013, Ross filled in as a starter for the injured Tyvon Branch to disastrous results. Easily one of the worst safeties in the entire league, it was not surprising that the Raiders drafted Jonathan Dowling in the seventh...
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Tyvon Branch, MJD banged up

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew injured his finger and safety Tyvon Branch suffered an ankle injury on Friday night. RB Maurice Jones-Drew hurt a finger, S Tyvon Branch hurt an ankle. OT Melvin McCants and TE Scott Simonson suffered concussions. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 16, 2014 The good news is that Branch is expected to be fine. DA called Tyvon’s ankle...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders roomies: Players talk about life with roommates at training camp

The Oakland Raiders are currently in Napa for training camp and the players will have roommates for the duration of the camp. Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece are bunked up and Tyvon Branch and Taiwan Jones are rooming together. The four talked about their experience and what type of roommate everyone is. When Reece was asked about what it’s like to room with McFadden, he said...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-60 fantasy running backs for 2014 released- Oakland Raiders have two guys

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five reasons to be excited about the Oakland Raiders

Training camp is FINALLY here. After what feels like the longest offseason in history (though doesn’t every offseason feel that way?), we are finally looking football dead in the eye. Training camp will fly by as everyone focuses intently on the numerous camp battles and intriguing story lines that are sure to fill Napa and before we know it, the Raiders will be ready for opening...
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July 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

The Oakland Raiders 2014 Season Outlook

Last Season The Raiders went through another terrible season going 4-12. They ended up fourth in a strong AFC West where three of the four teams made it to the playoffs. Darren McFadden had another injury plagued year, and the defense lost arguably their best player in Tyvon Branch during the second game of the […] The post The Oakland Raiders 2014 Season Outlook appeared first on Champs Nation.
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July 15, 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...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch: Ankle injury was a “wake up call”

Raiders safety Tyvon Branch admits the season-ending ankle injury he suffered last season was a “wake up call.” “It’s a wake-up call,” Branch said, via Syracuse.com. “You start thinking about other things. You’ve got to get all your ducks in order, because you never know when it’s going to be over.” Branch admits the rehab process was tough. “When I first tried...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch says he’s healthy after missing almost all of 2013

One of the Raiders’ key defensive starters is reportedly back in good form after a broken right fibula ended his 2013 season after just two games. Strong safety Tyvon Branch told Syracuse.com the experience of missing most of last season “made me a lot hungrier.” “I just want to get back to where I once was,” Branch told Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey in a story published Tuesday.
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good could the Raiders defense be?

The Oakland Raiders defense has been revamped every season since the Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen era began. Last season was the most dramatic change with only a couple of returning starters, but this year is not far behind. It looks as though the Raiders may only have four starters from 2013 who are starting again this season. My early prediction of the starters on defense for the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Oakland Raiders Defense in 2014

The Raiders defense had flashes of being a good unit in 2013, but they wound up finishing 21st overall, 27th against the pass and 10th against the run. The lack of pass rush and depth across the board cost them several games in which they led going into the 4th quarter and that ultimately spelled their doom. Defensive Coordinator, Jason Tarver had to get creative with his LBs...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Reactions: How Twitter responded to the Khalil Mack draft pick

I think it is fairly safe to say that the fans were all very excited to see the Oakland Raiders take Khalil Mack in the first round of the NFL Draft. Few believed that the linebacker who could be the best player in the draft would be there when the Raiders picked, but he was. Here is a look at how some Raiders fans reacted to the pick: #Raiders are having an absolute dream scenario...
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Tyvon Branch fully recovered from fractured fibula

Raiders safety Tyvon Branch missed most of last season with a fractured fibula. The Raiders kept him on the active roster until the bitter end, when he tried to practice and was unable to play. Halting his comeback had a long-term goal. The Raiders wanted Branch fully healthy for the 2014 season. Consider that mission accomplished. General manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety Tyvon Branch is fully healthy

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters on Thursday that safety Tyvon Branch is fully healthy after dealing with injuries to his fibula and ankle last season. RM said Tyvon Branch is fully healthy and ready for the offseason program. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) May 1, 2014 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Raiders safety Tyvon Branch...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Secondary in Store for Big Changes in 2014

The Oakland Raiders have already started the process of rebuilding their secondary this offseason by signing Joe Woods to be their defensive backs coach and Marcus Robertson to be an assistant defensive backs coach. Next, they will have to sort thorough the mess of free agents and see where they want to allot their money to make re-signings. By now everyone is familiar with the...
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February 10, 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

Raiders injury report: Darren McFadden OUT; Tyvon Branch DOUBTFUL

The Oakland Raiders will be playing for pride within the AFC West this Sunday against the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, they will be doing so without former first-round draft pick Darren McFadden, according to their official web site. While McFadden has been less than stellar throughout his career in Oakland, he still represents a weapon that defensive coordinators...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch lands on IR

    The Oakland Raiders announced today that they’ve place safety Tyvon Branch on season-ending injured reserve. The Raiders have signed DT Ricky Lumpkin to the active roster and placed SS Tyvon Branch on Injured Reserve. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 14, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Tyvon...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders hope to get boost from healthy Branch

The Oakland Raiders finally might be getting one of the anchors of their defense back. Strong safety Tyvon Branch has returned to practice this week for the first time since breaking his right leg Sept. 15 against Jacksonville. Branch is still limited at practice but hopes to be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Branch was one of only two returning starters on Oakland...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Branch back, Moore still out

Strong safety Tyvon Branch practiced Wednesday for the first time since breaking his right leg against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 15. Might he also play for the Oakland Raiders this coming Sunday at the New York Jets? “If he’s healthy enough to play, he’ll play,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “Anytime you lose a player of Tyvon’s ability and the way that...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch practicing for the first time in three months

    Raiders safety Tyvon Branch returned to practice for the first time since September.  After he suffered a serious ankle injury back in week two. Tyvon Branch is practicing for the first times since September. Wearing red cover on his helmet. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) December 4, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet ...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Injury Report: Tyvon Branch Ruled Out; Tony Pashos And Andre Gurode Doubtful

The Oakland Raiders Friday injury report is now in and it indeed looks like they will be without the services of several offensive linemen for the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guard Andre Gurode (quadricep), tackle Tony Pashos (hip) and tackle Menelik Watson (calf) all failed to practice this week and all three are listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report. By...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders S Ross to start in place of injured Branch

Oakland defensive back Brandian Ross made a fairly smooth transition from cornerback to safety this past offseason. Trying to stop Denver quarterback Peyton Manning? That's an entirely different challenge. Ross was named the Raiders' starting strong safety Friday, ending a week's worth of speculation over how the team would compensate for the loss of injured Tyvon Branch...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Loss of Tyvon Branch

Usama Young – One of two players to replace Tyvon Branch Tyvon Branch, strong safety of the Oakland Raiders, worth $9.5 million, is out indefinitely after a leg injury in Sunday’s victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Branch is suffering from what is believed to be a fibia fracture. Branch has been a huge asset to the Raiders’ defense and fans are concerned this loss will...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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