IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
1 week ago

The Cardinals officially placed Branch (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Branch sustained a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks and is now officially done for the season. Rookie Budda Baker should see a bump in defensive snaps in his absence, as will veteran Antoine Bethea.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Branch suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday morning that Branch could be headed to injured reserve, and that is all-but-confirmed now with the news of Branch tearing his ACL. Moving forward without Branch, veteran Antoine Bethea and rookie Budda Baker will likely see an increase in reps in the secondary.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Branch (knee) could end up on injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Branch left Thursday's loss to the Seahawks in the first quarter after landing awkwardly on his knee in the end zone, and it appears as though he may have suffered some significant damage. While there has not yet been an official diagnosis on the safety's injury, it's likely that he'll be done for the rest of the year.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Branch (knee) is out for the remainder of Thursday's contest against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Branch sustained the knee injury in the first quarter, leaving veteran Antoine Bethea and rookie Budda Baker to see increased reps in the secondary for the remainder of the contest. Look for more updates on Branch's status to come next week when the Cardinals resume practice.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Branch is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Seahawks due to an injured knee, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Branch sustained the injury late in the first quarter. He is coming off a week where he led the Cardinals in tackles, so his presence will be missed if he is unable to return.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Branch racked up a team-high 10 solo tackles and a pass breakup Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

This was Branch'es fourth double-digit tackle performance of the season, and with 69 tackles (54 solo) at the halfway mark, he's on pace to shatter his career high of 106 tackles. Branch has been fairly consistent, too, recording seven or more tackles in six of this season's eight games. The veteran safety should be considered a universal IDP threat.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Branch accrued six tackles (four solo) and a pass defended during Sunday's 38-33 victory versus the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Branch has taken full advantage of a regular role this season, leading all Cardinals defenders in usage (98.5 percent of the defensive snaps) and sitting in a tie for first in the entire NFL with 55 tackles. On the latter point, he's the sole defensive back in the top 12, elevating him further in the IDP ranks. In order to keep hold of the lead, though, he'll have to revert to his output from the first five games, when he reached double-digit stops on three occasions.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Branch recorded 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Branch led the Cardinals in tackles Sunday and only in five games he's posted his highest tackle count (49) since 2012. Look for the veteran to continue to see a high-volume of defensive reps Sunday against the Buccaneers.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
3 months ago

Branch played 14 of 54 defensive snaps during Saturday's preseason victory versus the Raiders, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

EDGE Analysis

A part of the starting lineup in a five-man defensive backfield, Branch notched four tackles (two solo) during his limited time on the field. If Saturday's configuration is any indication, he could be in line for significant snaps alongside fellow safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Antoine Bethea in the regular season.

IRTyvon Branch
DB ARI (8)
8 months ago

Branch (groin) took a $2 million paycut for the upcoming season, Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move gives the Cardinals $2 million in cap space after the team has already agreed to terms with the likes of Antoine Bethea, Phil Dawson, Chandler Jones, and Karlos Dansby. Branch will become a free agent next season.