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Tyvon Branch signs franchise tender

Updated: May 7, 2012, 5:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch signed his $6.2 million franchise tag tender on Monday and reported to offseason workouts with the team.

The Raiders placed the tag on Branch on March 1 and he was unable to join the team until signing the tender or reaching a long-term contract.

The two sides are still hoping to reach a long-term deal before a July 15 deadline to give the Raiders more salary cap room and Branch more stability.

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