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Chiefs free agency rumors: Tyvon Branch visiting KC on Monday, per report

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported last weekend that safety Tyvon Branch, who was released by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, would be visiting the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that visit will take place on Monday.

Ron Parker took the spot of Eric Berry last year and while I don't know that Parker is officially gone from the Chiefs, there does seem to be plenty of interest from other teams.

As for Branch, he signed a four-year deal in Oakland back in 2012 but injuries have limited him to just five games in the last two seasons. Because of that injury history, the Chiefs might be able to get a good deal if they're interested in signing him. The Chiefs don't have much cap space after news hit that they plan to sign WR Jeremy Maclin to a five-year contract worth $11 million per year.

From what I have read, Branch is more of a box safety, which could be helpful considering the Chiefs issues stopping the run last year.

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