Description: Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch (broken leg) returned to practice Wednesday.
Insight: Branch might be the best defensive player the Raiders so his return would be a big boost to the Oakland secondary. They face Geno Smith and the Jets so he might not be pushed into the starting lineup with just a couple of days of practice.
9/16/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: NBC's ProFootballTalk is reporting that Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch suffered a "significant" ankle injury that will sideline him indefinitely.
Insight: Branch might be the best defensive player the Raiders have so this is a huge blow. We should get an update later on Monday.
7/19/2010 10:55:00 AM
Description: Raiders DB Tyvon Branch is reportedly considered "a potential star" at strong safety.
SOURCE: OAKLAND TRIBUNE
Insight: Branch still needs to fine tune his ball skills, but his 123 tackles from 2009, not to mention his eight pass breakups, speaks for itself. He should be one of the top defensive backs drafted in all IDP leagues this year.
7/18/2010 8:40:00 PM
Description: The Raiders' coaching staff reportedly considers Tyvon Branch "a potential star" at strong safety.
Insight: Branch should definitely be on IDP radars. The defensive backfield is so strong it allows him a ton of opportunities to accrue points. (SportsBuff.com)