Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (23) turns to block for free safety Usama Young (26) after Young intercepted the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Usama Young Stays With Oakland Raiders

According to a report, free agency safety Usama Young has decided to re-sign with the Oakland Raiders, agreeing to a two-year deal.

The Associated Press, citing Young’s agent, Andy Simms, as a source, reported the deal on Saturday.

Young signed a one-year deal with the Raiders as a free agent in April 2013, but battled injuries last season. He played in 12 games, starting one, and had one interception, three passes defensed, 2.5 sacks and 26 tackles in his first year in Oakland.

Young played four years with current Raiders coach Dennis Allen in New Orleans from 2007-10, when Allen was the secondary coach for the Saints, and then spent two years in Cleveland prior to coming to the Raiders.

He has eight career interceptions and five sacks.

Young was a third-round pick of the Saints out of Kent State in 2007 and made one start for New Orleans’ Super Bowl championship team in 2009.

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