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Raiders re-sign Young, announce McFadden deal; what’s next?

New Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown called it a “domino effect,” and the pieces of a new defense are falling into place the last couple of days. What’s next in free agency, now that Oakland has added Brown and defensive linemen Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley and Antonio Smith? General manager Reggie McKenzie will likely turn his attention to the secondary, and then back to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Usama Young’s Radiant Spirit Lights up the World

By Chrissy Carew Usama Young is an inspiring ball of energy that leaves a permanent imprint of hopefulness on everyone he meets.  His upbeat attitude, genuine concern for others and his unswerving commitment to being the best man he can be will take him far in life — both on and off the field. In 2007, Usama was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. Usama was a steadfast asset on...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders sign safety Usama Young

It’s been a busy day on defense for the Raiders. In addition to announcing deals with Mike Jenkins and Andre Carter, the team also agreed to a deal with free agent safety Usama Young. Young, who turns 28 next month, has seven career interceptions, 22 passes defended and 152 tackles in 81 career games. He spent the last two seasons with the Browns, with whom he had a career-high...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders sign former Browns safety Usama Young

The connections between the Raiders and Browns seem to keep getting stronger, or at least more strongly anecdotal. First the report that the Raiders badly wanted to keep Desmond Bryant, whom the Browns signed in free agency. Now, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Raiders have signed former Browns safety Usama Young. Details of the deal aren’t available yet. Darin Gantt of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns release S Usama Young and LB Chris Gocong

The Browns today announced that they have released safety Usama Young and linebacker Chris Gocong. Gocong tore his right Achilles during practice and missed the entire season. He had 2 years left on his contract, and was due to make $4.62 million this season. Young would have been a free agent after the 2013 season. He was due $2.4 million this year. The Browns won’t be in a hurry...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns put S Young on injured reserve

The Cleveland Browns placed safety Usama Young on injured reserve and signed free-agent quarterback Josh Johnson on Wedneday. The Browns also signed defensive back Jordan Mabin to the practice squad. Young's thumb injury, which happened in the Browns' loss to Denver last Sunday, likely will require surgery, the team said. The sixth-year pro played in 13 games and started...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns secondary gets even thinner as Usama Young heads to IR

The Cleveland Browns have placed safety Usama Young on injured reserve due to a thumb injury that will reportedly require surgery. Young played in 13 games, 11 of which were starts. He recorded 52 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, defensed seven passes and recovered a fumble. He started in place of the injured TJ Ward this past week, but will join him on the injured reserve...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns make switch at safety against Bills

Browns safety Usama Young will start against Buffalo in place of Eric Hagg, who was beaten for a touchdown pass last week in Cincinnati. Young, who started eight games last season, has yet to play a defensive snap this season. Hagg started Cleveland's first two games. He gave up a 44-yard TD pass in the 34-27 loss to the Bengals. Browns tight end Alex Smith was also inactive...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns’ Usama Young in Danger of Being Cut

He was the prize free agent in the Cleveland Browns’ 2011 off-season, but free safety Usama Young could realistically lose his roster spot just one year later. Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journalreports that Young’s status is very much of the bubble variety and that the former New Orleans Saint needs an exemplary final preseason game to make the team’s 53-man roster. Having...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns safety Usama Young practices, Kicker Phil Dawson on hand

Browns safety Usama Young returned to the practice field today, but fellow safety T.J. Ward did not. Kicker Phil Dawson was back, at least on the sidelines, after being sent home with a migraine on Thursday.
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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