By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 8:18 am in Oakland Raiders.
Update: The Raiders announced Branch has signed his franchise free agent tender.
Strong safety Tyvon Branch will sign his franchise tender Monday, guaranteeing him a salary of $6.212 million this season, according to an NFL Network report.
Branch and the club have until July 15 to negotiate a longterm deal, which would guarantee him more money and reduce his salary cap number.