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Raiders on the clock with Branch

By Steve Corkran
Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

First-year general manager Reggie McKenzie described talks between the Raiders and strong safety Tyvon Branch’s agent about a long-term contract as ongoing. The two sides have less than a week to get past the open-dialogue phase.
Players who receive the franchise-tag designation have until July 16 to sign a long-term deal or else they are locked into a one-year deal until the regular season ends.
The Raiders slapped the franchise tag on Branch earlier this offseason, which Branch signed. That obligates the Raiders to pay Branch $6.2 million this season.
So, why the urgency to get a long-term deal? Several reasons come into play.
First, Branch would like the security of knowing where he’s going to play beyond 2012, as well as the potential to bank a sizable signing bonus. From the Raiders standpoint, they wouldn’t mind locking up a player in his prime and freeing up much-needed salary-cap room.
As it stands, the Raiders are less than $1 million under the salary cap. Branch’s $6.2 million already has been accounted for. So, if the Raiders sign him to a long-term deal, they could free up, say, as much as $5.5 million.
If the two sides aren’t able to hammer out a deal within the next week, they could revisit the issue at season’s end. The clock is ticking.

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  • Marks hair

    Are jordan & jamison in the wrong spots?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Are jordan & jamison in the wrong spots?

    —-

    Hill is. Jamison isnt.

  • Marks hair

    1149. I know . Espn got me sayin it.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Are jordan & jamison in the wrong spots?

    ————–

    Yo, when you space the floor it’s all academic

    Shout out to Wilt the Stilt

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The Nets dont realize that all this is their own fault.

    They showed the Rockets and other teams the blueprint.

    When the Nets traded for DWill it was assumed he would bolt. No way he was staying.

    Rockets see that and look at Dwight… and say BINGO.

    Then the NETS get rid of all their trade chips & cap to acquire Gerald Wallace & Joe Johnson.

    They worked backwards. You get Howard first. Then the others.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Mavs about to sign Chris Kaman.

  • Marks hair

    Got to resign hill. Thats the type of energy plyr we need. Nice size, rebounding, pick & roll d and young fresh legs..

  • Marks hair

    1155 I agree. They got scurred.. It was too scurry thinking they might get nothing..

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Got to resign hill. Thats the type of energy plyr we need. Nice size, rebounding, pick & roll d and young fresh legs..

    ———-

    Hells yeah brah

    McRoberts is going to bring back the nasty this year, going to send homie a coupon for a complimentary new pube do and nad wax

    Watch out for that center we drafted in the 2nd, that dude looks like he just dropped a loaf in his BVDs

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Nets sign Lopez 4/61 million.

    Ouch. Cant trade him until Jan 15 2013.

  • bunk moorland

    A woman was lying out on the beach. jerry sandusky cam over. The woman said “excuse me sir, your in my son”

  • Los mal ojos

    Jordan fades…he shoots….he scores!!!!/////////////////////////////////He does not!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Kevin Durant makes 17 million a year.

    Brook Lopez will make 15.25 million a year.

    Nets lost.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    W’s were close to a S&T for Lou Williams, but he took less to go to Atlanta.

  • Marks hair

    1161. wow…

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Brooklyn Nets now have 287 million committed to 4 players: Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson & Brook Lopez.

    Whoops.

  • Marks hair

    At least the nets have a big?lol

  • TxRaider210

    Whut up Nation? Still no news on signing Branch eh?

  • Marks hair

    Thry claim brook was about to sign a max offer so they stepped in. they seem annoyed with orlando taking 14 days to not decide..

  • Marks hair

    Branch can just play on the tag.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Cranking some Toad the Wet Sprocket and humping this wasted stripper from Hustler Club

    Hustler hizzies generally aren’t as moist as SR babes and they definitely won’t turn down a free Whatchamacallit

    Costco in the house

  • TxRaider210

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Brooklyn Nets now have 287 million committed to 4 players: Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson & Brook Lopez.

    Whoops.
    ============
    Yep lol, Jay-Z drinkin that Kool-aid and passin out the bread.

  • TxRaider210

    @1170 I hear that man, just would like to free up some cap space.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Thry claim brook was about to sign a max offer so they stepped in. they seem annoyed with orlando taking 14 days to not decide..

    —-

    The Blazers & Bobcats were.

    The Nets gave him exactly what the Bobcats were offering to avoid having to go thru the matching offer sheet process.

  • Marks hair

    Sticky blog.. Every tim we pass 1000 posts.

  • TxRaider210

    Costco in the house
    =================
    Nothing beats the liquor store at Costco, don’t even need membership and 20 bucks a bottle for Crown or Goose..where I do all my Christmas shopping.

  • bunk moorland

    What does Jerry sandusky and carnation evaporated milk have in common? There both white and come in little cans

  • Marks hair

    Orlandos ownership sure isnt looking at this the way phoenix did with steve nash.lol theres no thanx for the service & for not walking as a fa, here’s your trade of choice ..haha

  • bunk moorland

    If a older woman chasing younger boys around is called a cougar,what do you call a man doing the same? A nittany lion

  • The Beeech Dawg

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Costco in the house
    =================
    Nothing beats the liquor store at Costco, don’t even need membership and 20 bucks a bottle for Crown or Goose..where I do all my Christmas shopping.

    ———–

    For my upscale VIP-only Reggae Party Cruises, we only serve Kirkland Olive Tapenade

    Thick cut olives, at least 10 varietals, perfectly flavored brine

    For discerning party palates, wizzle

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    Orlandos ownership sure isnt looking at this the way phoenix did with steve nash.lol theres no thanx for the service & for not walking as a fa, here’s your trade of choice ..haha

    —-

    Well, Steve Nash is no Dwight Howard.

    You dont just let a top 5 NBA Superstar in his prime walk for nothing. lol..

    And technically they did try his ‘trade of choice’.. The Nets couldnt pony up anything good…

    Its about whats best for the Magic organization, not Dwight Howard..

  • TxRaider210

    Sounds like some serious Tapenade, after that give the broads a shot of Cointreau, sure to set them on fire!lol

  • Marks hair

    Iknow. That was my sarcastic lol. Isnt texting expressive?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds like some serious Tapenade, after that give the broads a shot of Cointreau, sure to set them on fire!lol

    ———-

    Brah, pick up a jar of tapenade next time you’re at Costco and if it’s not the best you’ve ever had, I’ll send Brian the Genital to your home or office with a free box of Twix bars

    That’s a Beeeech Dawg Guarantee

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Iknow. That was my sarcastic lol. Isnt texting expressive?

    —-

    Yeah, always works out that way.

    Need a sarcastic font.

  • Marks hair

    Still, d fish. Oh go play with your kids… Nash . Oh go be with your children.. Howard? Go fk yourself brat!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    IM out.

  • Marks hair

    Quitting time

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo, one of my 11 kids just called and said he accidentally lit a chick’s pubes on fire

    I was all like – who’s this?

    BALLIN’

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    What a blog, geez.

  • TxRaider210

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds like some serious Tapenade, after that give the broads a shot of Cointreau, sure to set them on fire!lol

    ———-

    Brah, pick up a jar of tapenade next time you’re at Costco and if it’s not the best you’ve ever had, I’ll send Brian the Genital to your home or office with a free box of Twix bars

    That’s a Beeeech Dawg Guarantee
    ————-
    I may just have to get myself a membership next time I buy some liquor there, and purchase the tapenade, along with bulk fake cheetos and t-shirts!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Wonder if KrappyRat’s been chasing poor Bubba Paris all over Alameda in his shiny red Corvette

    Poor old stalking troll

    Just keeping it real

  • The Beeech Dawg

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds like some serious Tapenade, after that give the broads a shot of Cointreau, sure to set them on fire!lol

    ———-

    Brah, pick up a jar of tapenade next time you’re at Costco and if it’s not the best you’ve ever had, I’ll send Brian the Genital to your home or office with a free box of Twix bars

    That’s a Beeeech Dawg Guarantee
    ————-
    I may just have to get myself a membership next time I buy some liquor there, and purchase the tapenade, along with bulk fake cheetos and t-shirts!

    ——

    Yo Brah I’m headed to Houston early August to hook up with a Delta flight attendant who likes to take it in the poop chute

    What’s the best steak house in town

  • TxRaider210

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds like some serious Tapenade, after that give the broads a shot of Cointreau, sure to set them on fire!lol

    ———-

    Brah, pick up a jar of tapenade next time you’re at Costco and if it’s not the best you’ve ever had, I’ll send Brian the Genital to your home or office with a free box of Twix bars

    That’s a Beeeech Dawg Guarantee
    ————-
    I may just have to get myself a membership next time I buy some liquor there, and purchase the tapenade, along with bulk fake cheetos and t-shirts!

    ——

    Yo Brah I’m headed to Houston early August to hook up with a Delta flight attendant who likes to take it in the poop chute

    What’s the best steak house in town
    ——
    Not sure about Houston, they may have a Longhorn steakhouse, but SA is about Bohanan’s for expensive schit.

  • Raidernationdave

    What a stupid fckn joke.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    bunk moorland Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    A woman was lying out on the beach. jerry sandusky cam over. The woman said “excuse me sir, your in my son”

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Dave, check out this amazing comedy gem I just wrote in the jacuzzi while sipping a Mai Tai

    What did the rabbi do when he saw Jerry Sandusky eating a double cheeseburger?

    Kicked him in the nuts

  • DutchRaider77
  • Raidernationdave

    That’s better TBD – that’s why only a very rare few can display the talent that you have.

    ++++++++++++++

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Dave, check out this amazing comedy gem I just wrote in the jacuzzi while sipping a Mai Tai

    What did the rabbi do when he saw Jerry Sandusky eating a double cheeseburger?

    Kicked him in the nuts

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    There is no way KK’s fat rear end is going to fit in a corvette.
    ______

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Wonder if KrappyRat’s been chasing poor Bubba Paris all over Alameda in his shiny red Corvette

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    6-3 180 lbs, BrownStains. Get a life.