What if Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie actually intends to overpay?

The Oakland Raiders WILL NOT overpay this offseason. That is what we have been hearing forever. The Raiders have the most cap space of any team in the NFL and general manager Reggie McKenzie has repeatedly said that he will not spend it foolishly and does not plan on overpaying for anyone. But what if Reggie McKenzie actually plans on overpaying for a number of players? No, I am...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders: No tag doesn’t mean no Veldheer

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...
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March 04, 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 Put the Chargers to Sleep in Oakland

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 & […]
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October 07, 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

Raiders prepare for Manning without S Tyvon Branch

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  |  Discuss

Raiders' Tyvon Branch suffers 'significant' injury

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 "...
Via NFL Injury Report
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Safety Tyvon Branch Out Indefinitely with Injury

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...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch’s injury is “significant”

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 Safeties Brandian Ross and Usama...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders S Tyvon Branch leaves with leg injury

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  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch not practicing for the Raiders

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times,  Raiders safety Tyvon Branch was not practicing today. Strong safety Tyvon Branch also is not practicing. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) September 11, 2013 As soon as we find out why Branch was held out,  we’ll update this post.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Tyvon Branch not practicing...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Taiwan Jones jumps over a car (Video)

According to Black Sports Online,  Raiders cornerback Taiwan Jones was offered $200 by safety Tyvon Branch at Darren McFadden’s 26th birthday party. While very impressive,  I don’t think it will help Jones earn a roster spot this season.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Raiders’ Taiwan Jones jumps over a car (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Players Betting Each Other To Jump Over Cars

Because the leap over the car by cornerback Taiwan Jones was successful, it prevents this stunt from ranking high on most Raiders things ever, but it’s nice that he’s trying, though. The jump was recorded by Tyvon Branch, the person who bet Jones to try the jump. I could see the Jets doing the same thing, only the car is on fire and Mark Sanchez is locked in the front seat.[via]
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders CB Taiwan Jones jumps over car to win $200 bet

Oakland Raiders cornerback Taiwan Jones was out for runningback Darren McFadden’s birthday when he was bet $200 he couldn’t jump over a BMW.  Raiders safety Tyvon Branch recorded the jump and posted it to his Instagram page and as you can see, Jones was successful.  Good thing for Jones that the car wasn’t moving and that he was able to do it without getting injured.  I’m...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Raiders Players Play Dress-Up. Raiders’ CEO Resigns a Day Later.

The Oakland Raiders are big into offseason bonding, and by the looks of it they are in full force. Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece, Taiwan Jones, Jacoby Ford, and Tyvon Branch went out on the town the other night and posted the following photos to their social media channels. We are going to assume that this had nothing to do with Raiders CEO Amy Trask announcing her resignation on...
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May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking One for the Raiders

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times is reporting that the Raiders and Tyvon Branch reached a deal to restructure his contract, giving the Raiders between $4-5 million in cap space.  Recently, offensive lineman Mike Brisiel also re-worked his contract to give the Raiders some room. In the long term, this could present a problem, as all the Raiders are doing is pushing back the...
Via Raider Ninja
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Enter 2013 NFL Free Agency With More Ammunition

Photo Credit: Raiders.com The Oakland Raiders continued to create more salary cap space, saving more than $5 million by restructuring Tyvon Branch‘s contract on Thursday, per Pro Football Talk.  The Raiders reduced the strong safety’s $6 million base salary to $715,000 for the upcoming season, while the team tacked on two seasons to the four-year contract Branch signed in 2012...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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