The Raiders still have injuries but most of their key personnel are healthy and able to play on Sunday. The Chiefs are without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe who is one of their best players. A storied rivalry, these two teams also have the worst records in the NFL. The loser will gain a better pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.
It’s the first game back in Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. On the other side, former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is now a special teams and defensive backs assistant coach and this reunion only adds to the storyline.
Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch signed his $6.2 million franchise tag tender on Monday and reported to offseason workouts with the team.
The Oakland Raiders have placed the franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch to keep him off the open market in free agency.