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Raiders bring back one of their own

The Raiders took a break from signing other teams’ free agents to re-sign one of their own Saturday, with safety Usama Young returning on a two-year contract.
Young, who turns 29 in May, started one of the 12 games he played for the Raiders last season.
For now, he is in line to compete for the starting job at free safety. That changes if the Raiders re-sign veteran Charles Woodson, which isn’t a sure thing.
Young started only 26 games during his first seven NFL seasons. However, he is regarded as a valuable player because of his ability to fill in at both safety spots and play special teams.
Young is the third of Oakland’s 18 unrestricted free agents to be re-signed. Offensive lineman Khalif Barnes and running back Darren McFadden signed extensions earlier this month.
The Raiders have spent most of their time in recent days targeting free agents from other teams.
Earlier this week, they signed defensive linemen Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith, linebacker LaMarr Woodley and cornerback Tarell Brown, in addition to meeting with several other players who played for other teams last season.

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  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Can’t hurt to bring him in. Either he’ll stick through camp by proving he can play, or he won’t.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Young, too.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    new post

  • colaiz81

    Here on Mexico when we see an good QB we say: this guy it has a lot of personality: Kelly, Marino, montana, aikman, elway, Bradshaw, Favre, staubach, moon, stabler, Simms, esiason, roetlisberger, Rodgers, Starr, fouts, etc.etc and we see the poise on the pocket, the accuracy, the turnover avoid, the courage & the leadership skills to lead the team, & guys we haven’t these type guy since Gannon…

    Tui, Collins, jamarcuss, culpepper, walter, mccown, Campbell, Brooks, gradko, etcetc…complete disgusting… We need a real QB. One to be rembered at 20 years from now… Honestly I just remember 4 real good QB on the silver and black: snake, plunkett, hoss & Gannon.
    Are you??

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    I think your mean, middle LB for you

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    So sensitive, what’s with the estrogen

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  • Twinkle

    I’m a Kiwi and sarcasm is part of our everyday life or at least was when I was last there in the 70′s.That Tuck Woodley and Smith even considered coming here never mind signing on is nothing short of amazing all things considered.Reg is of course still worthless to most of the clowns in here but not to worry.There is a new bandwagon due through here pretty soon and we’ll all be fighting to get on it. lol

  • Twinkle

    I really can’t believe that folks in here don’t remember how badazz this dude is.Pitt was paying this guy $6 mill per and everyone is whining about not signing Houston?

  • pistolpete9

    Can someone explain WHY we resigned Young, graded a D player, when Clemons (MIA) is a B and DeCoud (AZ) is a B- are still on the FA market??? And two years?? WOW!!!

  • Twinkle

    Maybe you are right and depending on whom you read there could be as many as five but in all likelihood the real number will be zero.History is a great teacher if one allows it to be.

  • Twinkle

    Ummm because he’s a decent player and inexpensive relatively speaking and before some one else did are a few off the top of my head.Who is doing the grading comes into consideration also.

  • Twinkle

    For sure as long as he’s able to play considering their OLine problems of last year.They paid a hell of a lot for basically a two year player with potential and questions as to where his strength is originating.

  • pistolpete9

    ESPN NFL Insider Analysts Bill Polian, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson, and Field Yates. Good enough for you?

  • Twinkle

    Bspn and the Raiders have different takes on everything Raider related.They are finally realizing that an East Coast bias is only applicable when east coast teams win the Lombardi’s which they normally do.They didn’t exist when we ruled the roost.

  • Twinkle

    Only the truly delusional could have predicted any more wins that 5 last year As usual I had em for 8 I think lol