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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

Cardinals survive after Janikowski's miss

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field goal as the game ended to allow Arizona to escape with a 24-23 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday in the Cardinals' home opener, a game littered with mistakes on both sides from start ...

McFadden running with new sense of purpose

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
After two disappointing seasons in Oakland, former No. 4 overall draft choice Darren McFadden is picking up yardage after contact to a much greater extent than he had before, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders’ Gradkowski can extinguish controversies

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
He wasn't even allowed to compete for the job in training camp and the preseason, but, for a second straight season, the Raiders have turned to QB Bruce Gradkowski to be their starter.

Report: Gradkowski, not Campbell, to start for Raiders

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that the Raiders have named Bruce Gradkowski the team's starter for Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona, over Jason Campbell.

Cable not ready to announce Week Three starter at QB

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable is not ready to jump on the Monday bandwagon of announcing a QB change, but he said he has a good idea of who will start in Week Three.

McFadden finally showing he can be lead back

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
After entering the league with very high hopes and proceeding to disappoint for two consecutive seasons, Darren McFadden finally appears to have figured it out.

Gradkowski replaces Campbell, leads Raiders to comeback victory

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Bruce Gradkowski replaced an ineffective Jason Campbell after halftime and led the Raiders to three scoring drives and a 16-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the home opener on Sunday.

Raiders start second half with Gradkowski at QB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Raiders began the second half of their game against the Rams with backup QB Bruce Gradkowski under center.

Raiders want to involve McFadden more in passing game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
With TE Zach Miller getting extra attention from defenses, Oakland is trying to make RB Darren McFadden a bigger part of its passing game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders game blacked out

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders will be blacked out on local TV for an eighth consecutive game after failing to sell out the Oakland Coliseum.

Raiders OLT Henderson under scrutiny

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Heading into Mario Henderson's second season as the full-time starter at left tackle, the Raiders were hoping he would become a more consistent pass protector.

Raiders to sign OL Pears, waive WR Figurs

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Reports on Thursday indicated the Raiders will bring back OL Erik Pears and waive WR Yamon Figurs.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Big plays mask Raiders' improvement on defense

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
That Raiders-to-the-playoffs bandwagon was getting crowded heading into Week One, but some people are no doubt hopping off after Oakland was humbled by Tennessee on Sunday, 38-13.

Titans, CJ2K hammer Raiders 38-13

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Vince Young threw for two TDs and Javon Ringer had a TD, and the Tennessee Titans avoided any comparisons to last year's 0-6 start by routing the Oakland Raiders 38-13 ...

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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