TYVON BRANCH NEWS

Bold prediction suggests Oakland Raiders could bring in huge name free agent

Now that the games are over, the next few months will be spent following the NFL’s off-the-field news. This will include free agency, the draft and random things like the police blotter. In a sport that truly is a year-round endeavor, however, this certainly won’t be a quiet time on the calendar. So with that thought in mind, cover32′s James Merilatt came up with five bold...
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18 hours ago  |  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
20 hours ago  |  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...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to release Tyvon Branch, former starter at safety

  The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month. The team told Branch of the plans Thursday to cut ties with one of Oakland's longest-tenured non-specialists. 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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders release Tyvon Branch

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are reportedly cutting ties with Safety Tyvon Branch. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Oakland is releasing Branch. The 28 year old will become a free agent. Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders release Tyvon Branch

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Oakland Raiders are reportedly cutting ties with Safety Tyvon Branch. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Oakland is releasing Branch. The 28 year old will become a free agent. Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 27...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to release S Tyvon Branch

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month. The team told Branch of the plans Thursday to cut ties with one of Oakland's longest-tenured non-specialists. 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Releasing S Tyvon Branch

Jason La Canfora reports that the Oakland Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. La Canfora adds that Branch should have a “very hot” market in the coming weeks. Branch, 28, had another three years remaining on his contract, which includes base salaries of $5.5 million (2015), $6.5 million (2016), and $6.5 million (2017). As things stand right now, Branch as the highest...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What positions the Raiders should look at in each round of the NFL draft

The Oakland Raiders are a team full of needs, but not all needs are created equally. For example, the Raiders could really use some help at the running back position, but that does not mean they should go out and draft a running back in the first round. With the draft still months away, it is too early in my opinion to guess who will be taken at what spot. It isn’t too early, however...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders are taking a big risk with their secondary

The Oakland Raiders may be taking a very big risk with their secondary in 2015. Yesterday, general manager Reggie McKenzie sat down with local media members for an interview and gave out a number of pieces of information including an update on Nick Roach and his plans to discuss Tyvon Branch’s contract with his agent. But one of the most interesting tid bits was about his plans...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

Photo from @Raiders or Raiders.com The Raiders made their first signing of the new year, extending safety Charles Woodson’s contract for another season, the team announced. Charles is coming off a strong season that found him playing in the box and utilizing his ability to read plays and make tackles in the box instead of trying to utilize him as a traditional sideline-to-sideline...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly rewind: Coaching moves, draft prospects and a whole lot more.

The Raiders are continuing to fill out their coaching staff and are in full scouting mode for the draft. There is free agency to get ready for as well, so it is a very busy time. As you anticipate the announcement of who the Defensive Coordinator will be, this recap of the week’s stories will help with the anticipation: - Should the Oakland Raiders cut Tyvon Branch? (Hit it up...
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January 24, 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....
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandian Ross proving me and many others wrong this season

Anyone who has followed my writing for very long knows I will eat crow when I am wrong. I have no problem admitting that I was wrong in one of my opinions because if you can’t show me a writer who is right 100% of the time. The season is not over yet, but with ten games under his belt, Oakland Raiders safety Brandian Ross is proving me wrong as we speak. Ross was not with the team...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMarr Woodley going out for the year could be in best interest of the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders seem to be injury plagued more than normal this season, and that is saying a lot. After losing Nick Roach, Rod Streater and Tyvon Branch for the season, it now appears they will be able to add LaMarr Woodley to the list. But unlike the loss of Roach and Streater, the loss of Woodley could be good for the team. When Branch went down, Charles Woodson started playing...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety Usama Young out for season with knee injury

  As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season. With starter Tyvon...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season....
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game within the game: Raiders vs Dolphins

Week 4 for the Oakland Raiders was yet another embarrassment, this time on the international stage. They put their worst on display for the entire world to see. Aside from the opening drive, this game was complete and utter ineptitude from the offense. The defense was beaten to a bloody pulp early and often. This week’s game within the game match-up pits Raiders head coach Dennis...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandian Ross talks down to Raiders fans and shows he isn’t too good at spelling

The Oakland Raiders signed free agent safety Brandian Ross on Wednesday and almost immediately Raiders fans took to Twitter in order to express their displeasure with the move. Ross, a former Raider, filled in for Tyvon Branch last season with disastrous results. He was ranked as the worst safety in the league by Pro Football Focus and the next guy was not even close. So when seventh...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders place Branch on IR; claim Ross

LONDON (AP) The Oakland Raiders have placed safety Tyvon Branch on injured reserve and claimed Brandian Ross off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Branch broke his foot in Sunday's loss at New England and will miss the rest of the season. This marks the second straight year Branch was done in by an early season injury. He hurt his ankle in the second game of 2013 and missed the rest...
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September 24, 2014  |  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 have to settle for moral victory

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston. The quest for a win that actually counts in the standings will continue this week in London. The Raiders arrived in England on Monday to begin preparations for this week's ''home'' game against Miami, when they...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

16 Former UConn Football Players Make 2014 NFL Rosters

Unless something changes before the NFL opening week games coming up starting on Thursday, the UConn Huskies football program will have 16 former players gracing NFL rosters across the league. They are: OT Will Beatty, New York Giants S Tyvon Branch, Oakland Raiders RB Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers CB Darius Butler, Indianapolis Colts WR Marcus Easley, Buffalo Bills CB Dwayne...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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