Franchise Tag

endall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Safety Tyvon Branch Signs Franchise Contract

Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch signed his $6.2 million franchise tag tender on Monday and reported to offseason workouts with the team.


Defensive back Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)

49ers Place Franchise Tag On Safety Dashon Goldson

The San Francisco 49ers used the franchise tag for safety Dashon Goldson on Friday, giving them the right to match any offer Goldson receives from elsewhere.


Oakland Raiders Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley celebrates an October win over the Chargers. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Use Franchise Tag On Wimbley

The Oakland Raiders have used the franchise tag to keep linebacker Kamerion Wimbley under contract for 2012 Wimbley’s agent, Joe Linta, confirmed the move Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011