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Raiders sign S Branch to multi-year deal

07/15/12 3:20 AM

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch have agreed to a four-year deal.

The Oakland Tribune is reporting that the contract is for $17.1 million in guaranteed money.

Branch was given the franchise tag by the team and the Raiders had until Monday to sign him, or he would have played under the $6.2 million free agent tender he had already signed.

Branch, 25, has started all 48 games for the Raiders the past three seasons and had a team-high 109 tackles, one sack and one interception this past season.

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