Monday, May 7, 2012
Report: Branch to sign tender
By Bill Williamson
Oakland strong safety Tyvon Branch reportedly will sign his franchise tender Monday and he is expected join the team in its offseason workouts.
NFL Network reported that Branch will sign the tender guaranteeing him a salary of $6.2 million in 2012. The Raiders placed the franchise tag on Branch in March.
Branch and the team are trying to come to terms with a long-term deal. They have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal. If the deadline passes without Branch signing an extension, he will play for the franchise tender amount. He is due to be a free agent in 2013.
UPDATE: The Raiders announced Monday afternoon that Branch has signed his tender.
In other AFC West news:
Former Denver defensive tackle Ryan McBean has signed with Baltimore. He is facing a six-game NFL suspension for using a banned substance.