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.