TYVON BRANCH NEWS

Kansas City Chiefs Capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 31, St. Joseph, Missouri. LAST YEAR: Despite rash of early injuries, Chiefs were off to 7-3 start following win over eventual NFC champion Seahawks. Lost four of final six, missing playoffs when Ravens secured last spot ahead of Kansas City in final week of regular season. LB Derrick Johnson missed most of season with torn Achilles tendon...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs could have a bargain in new safety Tyvon Branch

Kansas City is known for handing out low-risk, prove-it deals. Just not the football team.But the Chiefs made a Royals-esque move this offseason when they brought in Tyvon Branch. The former Raiders safety could easily outplay his deal worth up to $2 million.Moreover, he could be a quick fix for what ailed defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's group. With Eric Berry gone, the Chiefs...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, Lions & Vikings

Chiefs Adam Teicher of ESPN writes that WR Jeremy Maclin has appeared “as advertised” after putting together a “solid” offseason. S Tyvon Branch is expected to act in a reserve role that could appear largely in passing situations. Recently acquired G Ben Grubbs will start at left guard, while OL Paul Fanaika appears to be a backup. ... The post NFL Notes: Chiefs, Dolphins...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 21, 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...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch's Impact on the Chiefs Secondary

On March 10, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Raiders safety Tyvon Branch to a one-year deal. Branch was drafted and built by the Raiders franchise so words cannot convey how much I like this move. (And with a 4.31 40-yard time of course Al Davis was interested.) I’ve said before, I love taking things from the Raiders.Yet the best part? He was cut on my birthday, March 3. Nothing...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Draft Big Board 2.0

Since the release of my first big board, the Chiefs have added some big name players(Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs) and some lesser known players(Paul Fanaika, Tyvon Branch) in effort to improve their roster. With the NFL Draft upon us, it’s time to re-rank the players I believe should be on John Dorsey’s draft board. 1. La’El Collins, T/G LSU (previous rank: #1) ...
Via TopSportsReport
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Chiefs 2015 Free Agent Acquisitions

John Dorsey and the Chiefs had another excellent offseason, adding wide receivers Da’Rick Rogers and Jeremy Maclin, guards Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika, quarterback Terrelle Pryor, and safety Tyvon Branch while resigning wide receiver Jason Avant, inside linebacker Josh Mauga and safety Ron Parker. I believe the Chiefs made solid choices in their additions, and in this article I...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Chiefs 2015 Free Agent Acquisitions

John Dorsey and the Chiefs had another excellent offseason, adding wide receivers Da’Rick Rogers and Jeremy Maclin, guards Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika, quarterback Terrelle Pryor, and safety Tyvon Branch while resigning wide receiver Jason Avant, inside linebacker Josh Mauga and safety Ron Parker. I believe the Chiefs made solid choices in their additions, and in this article I...
Via TopSportsReport
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Newest Kansas City Chiefs signees introduce themselves to the fans

The Kansas City Chiefs and General Manager John Dorsey were moving quickly once the NFL’s free agency negotiation period commenced over one week ago, and managed to make a surprisingly significant splash in the free agent market. Dorsey and company used their minimal resources to plug holes at wide receiver, offensive guard, both safety spots, and added quality depth to the offensive...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs sign S Tyvon Branch

Tyvon Branch will make 2.1 million this season with another 2 million available through incentives. This is a very smart, buy low, one-year prove it deal by the Chiefs. Branch has missed all but 4 games over the past 2 season with injuries, but he was once a solid safety, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 11th ranked safety in 2011 and their 30th ranked safety in 2012. He’s...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Frazier’s Take on the Jeremy Maclin and Tyvon Branch Signings

View image | gettyimages.com On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs made two big moves to help their team improve, signing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and safety Tyvon Branch. Maclin was very close to re-signing with the Eagles, but when contract talks stalled, Maclin went to his second option. Andy Reid drafted Maclin back in 2009 when he was with the Eagles, and Maclin recorded...
Via TopSportsReport
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs re-sign S Ron Parer to 5-year deal

The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping Ron Parker after agreeing to a five-year deal with the strong safety. Safety Ron Parker is headed back to the #Chiefs. He’ll sign a 5-year, $30M deal, source said — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2015   Parker has spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs, playing in all 32 regular season games over that span. He had 94 tackles...
Via Sports-Glory
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign long-snapper James Winchester to two-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed long snapper James Winchester to a two-year contract, yet another move in what has turned into a massive roster overhaul this offseason. The signing Friday came one day after the Chiefs traded a fifth-round draft pick to New Orleans for Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs and signed offensive lineman Paul Fanaika, a former Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs add long-snapper Winchester as overhaul continues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have signed long snapper James Winchester to a two-year contract, yet another move in what has turned into a massive roster overhaul this offseason. The signing Friday came one day after the Chiefs traded a fifth-round draft pick to New Orleans for Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs and signed offensive lineman Paul Fanaika, a former...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Free Agency: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Free agency came unwound Tuesday afternoon across the league and things are changing in Kansas City. Not expected to make much of a splash in free agency, John Dorsey has made some moves. The biggest new comes via Andy Reid’s heritage in Philadelphia.PositiveThe addition of Jeremy Maclin is crucial. The long-known deficiency at wide receiver is a glaring hole that had to be addressed...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Sign S Tyvon Branch To A One-Year Deal

Mike Garafolo reports that the Chiefs are signing S Tyvon Branch to a one-year contract. The Raiders released Branch in a move that freed up $2.986 million in available cap space. There was talk for a few months that Oakland could move on from Branch, so his release wasn’t all that shocking. Many have suggested that the Ravens could ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Free Agency Rankings: Safeties

1. Rahim Moore Rahim Moore struggled as a rookie, but he had a fantastic 2012 season (the gaffe in the playoff loss to Baltimore aside), grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 11th ranked safety. He still looked like one of the league’s better young safeties going into his 3rd year in the league in 2013, but he was only a league average starting safety that year before going down...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City Chiefs bringing in former Raiders safety for a visit

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most active teams in free agency so far and don’t appear to be slowing down. Former #Raiders S Tyvon Branch is visiting the #Chiefs today, source said. They are losing starting SS Ron Parker, this makes sense. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015 Branch has only played in five games the last two seasons, but from 2009-2012 started...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent S Tyvon Branch Has Interest From Colts, Redskins, & Chiefs

Jason La Canfora reports that former Raiders S Tyvon Branch is a “hot commodity” right now. According to La Canfora, Branch has already visited with the Colts, and is currently meeting with the Redskins. After that, Branch has a visit scheduled with the Chiefs. The Ravens came up as a speculative option for the Branch given that they have a ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent safety Tyvon Branch to visit with the Washington Redskins

According to a report by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, free agent safety Tyvon Branch will visit with the Washington Redskins after meeting with the Indianapolis Colts today. Former Raiders S Tyvon Branch will visit the Redskins tomorrow after today's visit with the Colts that @ConorTOrr mentioned. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 4, 2015 Branch has only played five games...
Via cover32 - Redskins
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch Visiting With The Colts Wednesday

Conor Orr of NFL.com reports that former Raiders S Tyvon Branch is visiting with the Colts on Wednesday. According to Orr, it sounds like this will be the first of multiple visits for Branch. The Raiders released Branch in a move that freed up $2.986 million in available cap space. There was talk for a few months that Oakland ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Raiders officially release S Tyvon Branch

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) 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...
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

Predicting three big signings for the Raiders in free agency

Earlier in the offseason, I did a dream list of free agents the Oakland Raiders should target when free agency began. In preparing that list, I noted that it was more based on who I would love to see the Raiders sign rather than who I think they were actually going to pursue. It was early in the offseason and a lot of things change before free agency starts, including teams re-signing...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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