Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
1 week ago

Branch secured 10 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's victory against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

An offseason signee of the Cardinals, Branch has so far logged 78 percent of the defensive snaps, which ranks fourth among fellow defensive backs, while also picking up 61 percent on special teams. The multi-faceted defender should continue to receive plenty of run in a scheme that uses six DBs frequently and occasionally seven. Considering the usage and his veteran savvy, it's no surprise that he boasts the second-most tackles (16) on the team behind starting strong safety Tony Jefferson.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Branch was listed as the second-string strong safety on the Cardinals' first unofficial depth chart of training camp, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing is set in stone after a week and a half of training camp, but Branch's standing behind D.J. Swearinger isn't a great sign for his prospects after inking a two-year deal in the offseason. In the end, whoever is handed the job next to Tyrann Mathieu (knee), when healthy, will hold sway in IDP formats.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
7 months ago

The Cardinals and Branch agreed to terms of a two-year contract Wednesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After opening his career with three 100-tackle campaigns in five seasons with the Raiders, Branch sustained debilitating injuries in both 2013 and 2014, namely a fractured fibula and broken foot. Handed a one-year contract from the Chiefs last March, he totaled 43 tackles (35 solo), two defensive touchdowns, one interception, one sack, and one fumble recovery, while logging 39 percent of the defensive snaps. With the potential to earn $10 million over the course of his upcoming contract, the Cardinals may have promised him the nominal starting job at strong safety.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Branch has reached a one-year agreement with the Chiefs, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

Still only 28 years old, Branch topped 100 tackles in three consecutive seasons from 2009 to 2011. He made a name as one of the league's better strong safeties, but his stock has dropped considerably after he played just five total games in 2013 and 2014. He should have plenty of time to recover from the foot injury that ended his 2014 campaign, and he projects as a starter in Kansas City. Branch still has impressive upside, both in real-life and IDP terms. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are now unlikely to re-sign Ron Parker.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

The Raiders have released Branch (foot), the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Branch's release frees up nearly $3 million in salary cap space for the Raiders in advance of free agency. Branch has been a productive IDP when healthy, but he's been limited to just five games over the last two seasons, including three in 2014 (in which he recorded 30 tackles).

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

The Raiders have placed Branch (foot) on IR, the team's official site reports.

With Branch slated to undergo foot surgery and out for the season, the Raiders bolstered their safety corps by claiming Brandian Ross off waivers from the Dolphins.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Branch, who will require foot surgery, is expected to go on IR, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

With Branch out, Usama Young and Jonathan Dowling are in line to see added work at strong safety for the Raiders going forward.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Branch is slated to undergo a procedure on his foot, ESPN.com reports.

A timetable for Branch's return has not yet been outlined, with Usama Young and Jonathan Dowling candidates to see added opportunities at strong safety for the Raiders in Branch's absence.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Branch suffered a fractured foot in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

For the second consecutive season, Branch will fall victim to a long-term injury, dimming the luster of the former top-tier IDP defensive back. Branch looked to be well on his way to reclaiming his DB1 upside with 29 total tackles and a sack in his first three games, but the fractured foot figures to keep him out multiple weeks, if not the remainder of the season. Jonathan Dowling looks like the top candidate to step into a starting role at safety, but the Raiders could choose to scan the free agent market for other options.

Tyvon Branch
DB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Branch left Friday's preseason game against the Lions with an ankle injury, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

An ankle injury limited Branch to just two games last season, and while coach Dennis Allen said immediately after Friday's game he didn't think his latest setback was serious, he added that he wasn't positive as to the extent of the issue. Brandian Ross seems like the top candidate to see increased reps at strong safety should Branch miss practice time.