The Las Vegas Raiders are holding on to a player who filled a gap last season.
It was announced on Monday that veteran tackle Sam Young has re-signed with the Raiders. This year will be his 12th season in the league and the second with the Silver and Black.
Last season, Young appeared in 11 games, including seven starts. He filled with the gap tackle Trent Brown left due to his absence from injury.
Thanks to Young’s efforts, the Raiders had the eight-ranked offense in the NFL. The offensive line was ranked 10th in the fewest sacks surrendered.
Throughout his 11-year career, the 6-foot8, 302-pound offensive tackle has appeared in 103 games, including 28 starts.
Young’s career started by being selected in the sixth round (No. 179 overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. Following a one-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys, he made stops with the Buffalo Bills (2011-13), Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-15), Miami Dolphins (2016-18) and the San Francisco 49ers (2019).
With a completely revamped offensive line that features 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood, Young’s presence will help the Raiders go in the right direction.
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