After a week of rot in an unlimited free agency, Kenny Young decided to move from Denver to Sin City.
The former Broncos player has signed an unpublished contract with the Las Vegas Raiders published on Monday.
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Young, 26, was bought by the Broncos last October to select the sixth round of the 2024 Los Angeles Rams Draft. He would make six starts, adding up 29 clashes (14 solo) and one forced interception in 261 defensive shots, before missing his last four games due to a concussion.
Young – who was added by Denver after injuries at the end of the season to then-ILB rookies Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson – rated him as the 54th defender outside the ball in Pro Football Focus, scoring mediocre scores in both dog cover (50.4) and defense (53 , 5).
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Despite hiring former Rams assistant Ejir Ever as their new defense coordinator, the Broncos decided not to sign a contract with Young (nor Johnson) until they returned Jewell to a one-year contract. The club also retained ILB Jonas Griffith, the exclusive agent without rights, and imported former Eagles lead Alex Singleton.
In Vegas, Young will fulfill the role previously played by LB Justin March, who was released on Monday in the corresponding roster. That is, a reserve defender working on special teams, reuniting with new (former Broncos) coordinator Tom McMahon.
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