Tyvon Branch will not start against Jets

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Though Tyvon Branch returned to practice this week, he will not start this week's game against the Jets according to Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. Brandian Ross will get the start in his place.

"I think anytime you get in those situation where you have a guy who really hasn't had an opportunity to practice much, Brandian Ross will still be the starter." Said Allen.

Branch was limited in practice for the second straight day while Brandian Ross continued to get all the reps with the first team offense.

This has been commonplace with the players who have come back from injury for the Raiders. The coaches are careful not to rush players back so not to avoid additional risk of re-aggravating the injury.

This week was the first time Branch has set foot on the field since he left the team's week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has missed ten games and nearly three months. It will take more than three days of practice to have him up to speed again.

It remains to be seen if Branch will be active for the game or play at all. If he is out, Ross could see a lot of time Sunday due to the fact that Usama Young has not practiced yet this week, putting his status for the game in doubt.

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