BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
Usama Young did not want to leave the NFL after the 2014 season, but his body gave him no choice.
For the second time in as many years with the Oakland Raiders, the former New Orleans Saints draft pick ended his season on injured reserve. He appeared in just six games in 2014, his final NFL season.
“I tore my knee up — ACL, MCL, hamstring off the bone,” Young recalled. “When I realized I was no longer going to run this (4.4-second 40-yard dash) or jump this 40-plus-inch vertical, and I didn’t have those tools to succeed, I had to hang them up.
“... I went into a little dark place, I...