• Branch still out, Mitchell prepares for first start

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 17, 2012
    "I don't know if I'm going to go out there and get three interceptions," Mitchell said. Mitchell, who has opened seven games in nickel packages but hasn’t started in the base defense, is pulling for Branch but at the same time wants to show what he can do as a starter. Allen said Branch would be a game-time decision, and Branch, moving deliberately in the Raiders locker room, said, “I’m not sure yet, man. Branch hurt his neck in last week's 55-20 loss to the Ravens, and he said the injury got worse on the...
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