Raiders release Nick Roach, Usama Young

Alameda, CA ( – The Oakland Raiders have released linebacker
Nick Roach and safety Usama Young.

The Raiders made the moves Friday citing failed physicals for both players.

Roach signed with the Raiders prior to the 2013 season and started every game
that year. But he missed the entire 2014 season with concussion symptoms.

The 29-year-old Roach originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent
in 2007 and has played in 96 games with the Bears and Raiders. The
Northwestern product has 346 tackles, nine sacks and one interception.

Young played 18 games in two seasons with the Raiders. He ended both seasons
on injured reserve.

The Raiders also released running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who announced his
retirement on Twitter Thursday.