Raiders claim extra safety help

The Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have claimed safety Brandian Ross off of waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

The move comes after reports surfaced that starting strong safety Tyvon Branch needs surgery on his injured foot, leaving a hole in the Raiders secondary. The move also comes during a week that the team is in London to host Ross’ now-former team, the Miami Dolphins.

Ross was with the Raiders since 2012 until he was released by the team at the end of training camp this year. He started 13 games at safety last year for Oakland, totaling 101 tackles (59 solo) and two sacks.

In order to make room for him, the Raiders placed Branch on the injured reserve list.

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