Connor Orr reported earlier today that former Raiders safety Tyvon Branch will be visiting with the Colts today. The stop in Indy is one of a few others that Branch supposedly has scheduled.
Branch is a strong safety that was drafted by the Raiders in 2008 and he has spent his whole career thus far in the Black Hole. His last two seasons in Oakland have been injury riddled however. In 2013 Branch broke his leg and last season he broke his foot.
Branch is a middle of the road safety and would be an upgrade from Landry of course but with injury concerns looming there has to be some hesitation. The Colts took on Ahmad Bradshaw with his slew of injury concerns and that worked out okay so we know they aren’t only looking at durability.
Branch can be a safety that can bolster the back end of the Colts defense but with the injury concerns there have to be some red flags. He would be a cheap pick up as he is coming back from two injuries and hasn’t really played football since 2012. If he has anything left in the tank I think that Pagano and his staff can get it out of him.