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...
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.
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...
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...
Continuing our look at the revamped Oakland Raiders roster. With most of the team covered, let’s now take a look at the secondary and special teams for the Raiders.
Defensive backs: projected starters (CB)*
The Raiders get two key starters in strong safety Tyvon Branch and cornerback D.J. Hayden that are returning after missing...
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:
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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...
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
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The Oakland Raiders have one of, if not THE top free agent left tackle in Jared Veldheer. With the deadline for use of the franchise and transition tag now past, many in Raider Nation have come to the all too early conclusion that the Raiders are preparing to say good bye to the potential pro bowl tackle.
This, however, is a massive conclusion to jump to. Raiders general manager...
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...
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...
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...
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
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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
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...
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
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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...
Under the bright lights of the O.Co Coliseum, on the latest kickoff in NFL history, the Oakland Raiders showed they were well awake to beat the San Diego Chargers, by the score of 27 to 17. Despite being without five starters in RB Darren McFadden, OLs Jared Veldheer, Stefen Wiskiewski and Tony Pashos, and safety Tyvon Branch, the Silver & […]
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
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...
The Oakland Raiders will have to deal with one of their toughest defensive tests without one of the leaders in their secondary.
Starting strong safety Tyvon Branch will likely miss significant time with a right ankle injury starting with next Monday night's game against Peyton Manning and the high-powered Denver Broncos.
Branch is one of two returning starters on a much-improved...
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September 16, 2013
The Oakland Raiders were able to get their first win of the season yesterday against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, but the team lost safety Tyvon Branch to what has been described as a "significant" leg injury, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area.Following the Raiders' 19-9 victory, head coach Dennis Allen said that Branch's injury is believed to be "...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Twitter, the Raiders are reporting safety Tyvon Branch suffered a “significant” injury in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Additionally, it’s believed the serious injury is a fractured fibula, which could take up to two months to heal.
“That looks to be a significant injury,” Oakland head coach Dennis Allen said postgame...
In the Raiders win against Jacksonville they may have suffered a major blow to their secondary. Safety Tyvon Branch suffered an ankle injury that Head Coach Dennis Allen described as “significant.”
“Tyvon Branch injured his ankle,” said Allen. “That looks to be a significant injury. We’ll find out more later.”-SilverandBlackPride.com
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Oakland Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch left in the first quarter with a leg injury.
Branch got hurt rushing Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne. He was attended to by trainers on the field before being helped off and brought straight to the locker room. The team announced Branch will not return to the game.
Branch is one of only two returning starters from last year on Oakland...
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September 15, 2013