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Top Tyvon Branch News

  • Tyvon Branch: Still not signed

    Branch (knee) remains unsigned,'s Josh Weinfuss reports.

    Branch piled up 69 tackles in nine games for the Cardinals last season before his injury issues re-surfaced in November in the form of a torn ACL. An above-average starter when healthy, the 31-year-old safety has played double-digit games just once in the past five seasons. Despite owning a career average of 5.8 tackles per game, he may have a tough time attracting interest on the open market, as there's no assurance he'll be ready by Week 1.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Upcoming unrestricted free agent

    Branch (knee) will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

    Branch landed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in March of 2016, but his susceptibility to injury forced IR stays in both campaigns. In 2016, he dealt with a groin tear and had to accept a $2 million paycut in order to return to Arizona this past season. Prior to tearing his ACL in Week 10, Branch was among the Cards' leading tacklers with 69 stops. On the latter occasion, rookie safety Budda Baker emerged as a force in a stacked secondary, so it wouldn't surprise if general manager Steve Keim lets the 31-year-old Branch search for employment elsewhere in the offseason.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Officially hits IR

    The Cardinals officially placed Branch (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

    Branch sustained a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks and is now officially done for the season. Rookie Budda Baker should see a bump in defensive snaps in his absence, as will veteran Antoine Bethea.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Suffers torn ACL

    Branch suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday morning that Branch could be headed to injured reserve, and that is all but confirmed now with the news of Branch tearing his ACL. Moving forward without Branch, veteran Antoine Bethea and rookie Budda Baker will likely see an increase in reps in the secondary.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Could be headed to IR

    Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Branch (knee) could end up on injured reserve.

    Branch left Thursday's loss to the Seahawks in the first quarter after landing awkwardly on his knee in the end zone, and it appears as though he may have suffered some significant damage. While there has not yet been an official diagnosis on the safety's injury, it's likely that he'll be done for the rest of the year.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Out for remainder of game

    Branch (knee) is out for the remainder of Thursday's contest against the Seahawks.

    Branch sustained the knee injury in the first quarter, leaving veteran Antoine Bethea and rookie Budda Baker to see increased reps in the secondary for the remainder of the contest. Look for more updates on Branch's status to come next week when the Cardinals resume practice.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Injures knee

    Branch is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Seahawks due to an injured knee, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Branch sustained the injury late in the first quarter. He is coming off a week where he led the Cardinals in tackles, so his presence will be missed if he is unable to return.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Paces team in tackles

    Branch racked up a team-high 10 solo tackles and a pass breakup Sunday against the 49ers.

    This was Branch's fourth double-digit tackle performance of the season, and with 69 tackles (54 solo) at the halfway mark, he's on pace to shatter his career high of 106 tackles. Branch has been fairly consistent, too, recording seven or more tackles in six of this season's eight games. The veteran safety should be considered a universal IDP threat.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Totals six tackles Sunday

    Branch accrued six tackles (four solo) and a pass defended during Sunday's 38-33 victory versus the Buccaneers.

    Branch has taken full advantage of a regular role this season, leading all Cardinals defenders in usage (98.5 percent of the defensive snaps) and sitting in a tie for first in the entire NFL with 55 tackles. On the latter point, he's the sole defensive back in the top 12, elevating him further in the IDP ranks. In order to keep hold of the lead, though, he'll have to revert to his output from the first five games, when he reached double-digit stops on three occasions.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Leads team in tackles

    Branch recorded 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

    Branch led the Cardinals in tackles Sunday and in only five games he's posted his highest tackle count (49) since 2012. Look for the veteran to continue seeing a high-volume of defensive reps Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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  • Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Suits up, plays Saturday

    Branch (groin) played 14 of 54 defensive snaps during Saturday's preseason victory over the Raiders, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

    A starter as part of a five-man defensive backfield for the Cardinals, Branch notched four tackles (two solo) during his limited time on the field. If Saturday's configuration is any indication, he could be in line for significant snaps alongside fellow safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Antoine Bethea in the regular season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, USA
Age: 36
School: Connecticut
Experience: 11