Report: Chiefs trying to keep Tyvon Branch


The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to hold onto their safeties. We already know from multiple reports that the Chiefs want to make Eric Berry a part of the team for a long time, but now there is a report out of Terez Paylor that Kansas City wants to retain Tyvon Branch.

Branch was brought in on a one-year deal after being hurt for the previous two seasons as a member of the Oakland Raiders. While Branch was the fourth safety on the depth chart behind Berry, Ron Parker and Husain Abdullah he played a key role. Branch scored a pair of touchdowns and came away with 43 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Should the Chiefs be able to retain Branch, that probably gives us an idea of the safety depth chart heading into 2016. Abdullah would be allowed to walk while Daniel Sorensen slides into the role previously held by Branch. Losing Abdullah would be a blow, because he can play at corner and safety.

Kansas City might be trying to get some of the smaller deals done before moving onto players such as Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Sean Smith, Jaye Howard, Jeff Allen and Berry. We’ll see if Branch and general manager John Dorsey can find the right number in the coming days.