Tyvon Branch DB OAK 2 Days

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 OAK 1 Month

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.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK 5 Months

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) is 100 percent healthy.

Branch went down in Week 2, but wasn't placed on injured reserve until Week 15. Now 27, Branch is returning as a starter this season.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK 9 Months

Raiders placed SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Branch has been sidelined since Week 2, but the Raiders kept him on the active roster all season in hopes he would recover from his leg injury. He wasn't cleared to return after resuming practicing earlier this month and will be shut down with only three games remaining. DT Ricky Lumpkin has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Branch should be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK 9 Months

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

There was some hope Branch would be able to play this week, but he's still not ready to return from a leg injury that's cost him all but two games this season. The Raiders will continue to start struggling SS Brandian Ross in his absence.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK 10 Months

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (fibula/ankle) will not play in Week 14.

Branch isn't ready to return from the injury that has cost him all but two games this year. The Raiders will continue to start Brandian Ross at strong safety.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK 10 Months

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch practiced Wednesday for the first time since breaking his leg in Week 2.

Branch is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. His return would be a boost as Brandian Ross has been among the worst safeties in the league since stepping in.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK Sep 16 '13

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch sustained a "significant" leg injury in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars and is out indefinitely.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK Mar 07 '13

The Raiders restructured SS Tyvon Branch's contract, clearing a little over $4 million in cap space.

Branch was set to earn a $6 million base salary in 2012, but the Raiders knocked it down to $715,000 and converted the rest into a "signing" bonus. Oakland tacked on two years to Branch's deal in the process, and he's now signed through 2017. Before the move, the Raiders were about $1.5 million over the cap.

Tyvon Branch DB OAK Dec 06 '12

Raiders SS Tyvon Branch left Thursday night's game versus the Broncos with an ankle injury.

Branch is one of the only legitimate players on Oakland's defense, and analyst Mike Mayock opined that he may be the best tackling safety in the NFL. Mike Mitchell is in the game to replace Branch.