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Tyvon Branch

Tyvon Branch - #33 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 210 lbs.
Birthday 12/11/1986
Birthplace Cicero, NY
College Connecticut
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 4th round, 1st pick by Raiders

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
94 0 1

Readers think Jaguars most likely to move to L.A.

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Readers believe that the Jaguars will be leaving Jacksonville and heading to the West Coast after responding to the poll question, "Which NFL franchise is most likely to move to Los Angeles."

AFC West best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC West who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Knowshon Moreno, Brandon Carr, Ryan Mathews and Lamarr Houston.

Raiders have choice to make on Pryor

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
QB Terrelle Pryor is what the Raiders are looking for, but it's not clear if the team is willing to do what it takes to acquire him.

AEG CEO talks to five teams about move to L.A.

Posted June 11, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET
Tim Leiweke, CEO of the group trying to build a stadium in downtown Los Angeles, has spoken with representatives of the Vikings, Chargers, Raiders, Rams and Jaguars about the proposed venue.

Coach Woodson will aid Raiders' secondary

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The Raiders are expected to lose their best cornerback and safety, but could be in good shape thanks to new coach Rod Woodson.

Lockout limbo: Raiders report

Posted May 31, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Raiders have almost a completely new coaching staff and are set to lose their best player, two of the major reasons the lockout is greatly impacting the team.

Wisniewski ready to start and reconnect with uncle

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Rookie C Stefen Wisniewski is ready for the lockout to end so he can start working with his Raiders teammates and begin chatting again with his uncle, Steve, the team's assistant offensive line coach.

Raiders ask employees to sell season tickets

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Raiders have come up with an interesting strategy to avoid cutting the wages of their employees.

Panthers' Smith addresses trade talk, future in Carolina

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith reached out to PFW on Tuesday to discuss his future and clear up some of the misreporting he has read regarding his status in Carolina amid trade talk.

Watch for 'DVD' to play right away for Raiders

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Rookie CB DeMarcus Van Dyke fits the Raiders' criteria with his speed, but also fills a major need for the team.

Wisniewski a classic Raider for several reasons

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Stefen Wisniewski is used to following in his family's footsteps, and he's doing it again after being taken by the Raiders.

Report: Raiders want a first-round pick

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Raiders, who have no picks in the first round, are looking to acquire one, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.

Report: Raiders to play in Overstock.com Coliseum

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
According to the Oakland Tribune, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will be renamed Overstock.com Coliseum.

Draft Dose: Who needs a cornerback?

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
In the 31st installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams in need of a cornerback, with LSU's Patrick Peterson the top-ranked corner available.

Raiders will need to alter draft approach

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
In past years, the Raiders have traded draft picks for players. That won't be an option this year, so the team's draft strategy will need to change.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Raiders DB Phillip Adams (groin) and Branch (foot) were sidelined against Carolina on Sunday.||||||| Branch was sidelined with a foot injury.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012
Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.||||||| The Raiders need all the healthy bodies they can get. The defense is already minus four starters from the opening day lineup, including middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who returned this week following a two-game team suspension. Oakland has dropped six straight and is trying to avoid losing 11 or more games for the eighth time in the last 10 years.
Posted Nov. 16, 2012
Branch is back in the lineup for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.||||||| He missed last week's game against New Orleans with a neck injury.
Posted July 14, 2012
A person familiar with the decision says the Oakland Raiders and Branch have agreed to a new four-year contract that gives the franchise financial flexibility and the team's leading tackler the stability he has wanted.||||||| The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the deal had not been officially announced, said Branch was out of the country Saturday and both sides were working to finish the paperwork. CBS Sports reported the deal is worth $26.6 million with $17.1 million guaranteed.
Posted May 07, 2012
Branch has signed his $6.2 million dollar franchise tag tender and reported to workouts with the Oakland Raiders. Branch was a fourth-round pick out of Connecticut in 2008. He has started every game the past three seasons and led the Raiders in tackles the past two years.||||||| The Raiders placed the tag on Branch on March 1. He decided to sign it Monday and joined the team for the offseason program. The two sides are still hoping to reach a long-term deal that would give the Raiders more salary cap room and Branch more stability.

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