Raiders sign former Panthers safety to one-year deal

Updated: June 8, 2007, 11:03 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Colin Branch

Branch

Safety
Oakland Raiders

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2006 Season Stats
Tot Solo Ast FF Sack Int
19 14 5 0 0 1

The Raiders, seeking depth in the defensive backfield, reached a one-year deal with Panthers safety Colin Branch.

The fifth-year safety from Stanford had been talking to the Raiders the past couple of months without a deal. He agreed to a one-year deal for the NFL mimimum of $595,000. He may have received a signing bonus in the deal.

The 27-year-old Branch was a fourth-round choice of the Panthers in 2003.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer