Cardinals sign Tyvon Branch to two-year deal

AP

Safety Tyvon Branch is leaving the Chiefs to sign with the Cardinals, per multiple reports.

Mike Garofolo of FOX Sports reported that the deal is for two years and a maximum of $10 million with $5 million guaranteed.

The Cardinals are addressing the position because Rashad Johnson is an unrestricted free agent and Tony Jefferson is a restricted free agent. Though the Cardinals can match any offer to Jefferson, they would receive no compensation if a team signs Jefferson to a deal the Cardinals don’t feel comfortable matching.

Branch only made one start but was an important contributor in his lone season with the Chiefs after leaving the Raiders. He scored a defensive touchdown in both games against his former team.

Branch, 29, has five career interceptions and nine career sacks. He’s played in 91 career games, starting 68.