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Raiders, Branch working toward extension

Safety was given $6.2 million franchise tag, which he has signed. Terry McCormick

Print This May 07, 2012, 01:27 PM EST

The Oakland Raiders are working on finishing a new contract for franchised safety Tyvon Branch, says Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group.

The Raiders gave Branch the $6.2 million franchise tender, but the sides are continuing to work on a long-term extension for the veteran safety. Branch has signed his tender offer which will allow him to take part in the Raiders' off-season work while a new deal is worked out.

Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie is still working to bail out the Raiders salary cap-wise, cleaning up the mess he inherited when he came to the club. Signing Branch to a cap-friendly extension that keeps him in Oakland long-term can help in that regard.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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