March 3, 2015
As expected the Oakland Raiders officially released veteran strong safety Tyvon Branch on Tuesday.
He was set to make $9.67 million against the 2015 salary cap. The Raiders saved nearly $3 million in cap space by releasing the veteran.
Branch had back-to-back seasons cut short by major leg and foot injuries. He missed 14 games in 2013 with a fractured fibula and 13 games in 2014 with a fractured foot. There were growing concerns inside the organization about how Branch would come back from the injuries and if he could stay healthy.
The team told Branch about his release last week. Branch had tweeted thanks to the organization and its fans for seven years in Oakland.
Branch is now an unrestricted free agent.