Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former UConn star Branch to be cut by Raiders

Tyvon Branch has been one of the most productive of the UConn products at the NFL level since being drafted by the Oakland Raiders.

However, Branch's time in Oakland has come to an end with reports that he has been informed by the team that he is going to be released.

Branch expressed his gratitude for his time with the Silver and Black on his Twitter account

It was a blessing to play for the raiders wearing that shield was special to me... Thanks to the Davis family for giving me a chance!

Branch had three straight 100-tackle seasons from 2009-2011 and likely would have made it four straight if he hadn't missed two games during the 2012 season. Branch played in 62 out of 64 games from 2009-12 as the Raiders starting strong safety. However, injuries forced him to miss 27 of the 32 games over the last two seasons. He finished with 476 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions in 75 career games.


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