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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 9 Months
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 12 Months
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.
Tyvon Branch DB OAK Nov 17 '12
Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (neck) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision for Week 11.
Branch has started 57 consecutive games, but is in serious danger of missing Sunday's contest against the Saints. If Branch sits, the Raiders will turn to Mike Mitchell to make his first NFL start. Mitchell will have his hands full with Jimmy Graham, who figures to be an elite fantasy play in this extremely favorable matchup.
Tyvon Branch DB OAK Jul 13 '12
CBS' Jason La Canfora fully expects the Raiders and unsigned franchise player to reach a long-term agreement before Monday's deadline.
Per La Canfora, the sides made "major progress" late last week, and it's a matter of "when," not if, a deal is reached. CSN Bay Area reported Tuesday the sides were "inching along, even as it appears to be a stalemate."
Tyvon Branch DB OAK Jul 10 '12
CSN Bay Area confirms there has been "progress" in contract talks between the Raiders and franchise player SS Tyvon Branch this week.
That progress appears to be modest, however. Beat writer Paul Gutierrez characterizes the discussions as "inching along, even as it appears to be a stalemate." Branch has already signed his $6.2 million tender for the 2012 season. Entering his first season in head coach Dennis Allen's scheme, Branch has until Monday's deadline to land a long-term deal.
Tyvon Branch DB OAK Jul 09 '12
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie says long-term talks with franchise player SS Tyvon Branch are "ongoing."
The sides have until next Monday to come to an agreement. Per the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders are less than $1 million under the salary cap, so there could be an urgency to get a deal done and lower Branch's current $6.2 million cap number.
Tyvon Branch DB OAK Jun 14 '12
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is guardedly optimistic about long-term contract talks with SS Tyvon Branch.
Branch signed his one-year, $6.212 million franchise tender two months ago, so he was never going to play serious hardball, at least not about the 2012 season. "It's been good communication," McKenzie said of extension talks with Branch's agent. "Nobody's slamming the phone on each other so that's positive."