Tyvon Branch DB OAK 1 Month

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 OAK 1 Month

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 OAK 1 Month

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 OAK 1 Month

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.

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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 6 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 11 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.

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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 11 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 11 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.