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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