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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

Raiders to start QB Campbell in Week Six

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders have announced that Jason Campbell will be their starting QB on Sunday, as the veteran fills in for the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Raiders’ rookie McClain not yet justifying offseason buzz

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
It's far too early to say Raiders MLB Rolando McClain is a disappointment, but he's not making the impact the team hoped he would when it drafted him eighth overall this year.

Raiders RB Bush proves he can carry the load

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
All it took was a Darren McFadden hamstring injury for the Raiders to rediscover that they have another great back on the roster: Michael Bush.

Raiders rally to beat Chargers 35-27

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders ended a 13-game losing streak vs. San Diego with a 35-27 victory over ...

Raiders desperate for run-stopping help

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
The loss of DT John Henderson for at least a month has Oakland extremely concerned about the ability of its defense to stop the opponent's run game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders RB McFadden out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.

Support for Raiders’ Cable dwindling

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
A 1-3 start and a lack of improvement in key areas such as pass protection and run defense have some in Oakland clamoring for changes to start at the top with Tom Cable.

Raiders DT Henderson could be out another month

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Raiders DT John Henderson, who has missed two games with a stress fracture in his right foot, could miss 2-5 additional weeks.

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Raiders WR Murphy becoming more reliable

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Louis Murphy is doing all he can to prove he should be Bruce Gradkowski's go-to guy.

Blanda 1970: The old man can play

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom looks back at George Blanda's remarkable 1970 season when, at age 43, the late Raider legend dramatically won or tied five games in a row with late-game heroics.

Four teams risk blackouts in Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Four NFL games could be blacked out on local television this Sunday as teams scramble to sell tickets before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raiders RB McFadden handling heavy workload

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Raiders' record fell to 1-2 on Sunday after PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal from 32 yards out in the final seconds, but one Raider continued his impressive early-season showing.

'The Grand Old Man,' Hall of Famer Blanda dies

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
One of the NFL's all-time greatest players, Hall of Famer George Blanda, has died at the age of 83.

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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