The Raiders have signed S Tyvon Branch to a new four-year contract agreed to Jason La Canfora. Branch finished the 2011 season with 109 total tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one sack.
Branch is listed third behind Buffalo’s George Wilson and Kansas City’s Eric Berry in our IDP rankings. He’s totaled at least 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons and is an ascending player in IDP leagues. As long as he continues to rack up tackles owners can live with the fact that he doesn’t produce many interceptions (he only has three in his career) or forced fumbles (he has three total FF in his career).