The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rounded out their first 2022 practice squad just in time for the first week of regular season practice. On Monday morning, the Buccaneers used their 16th practice squad spot to sign fifth-year linebacker Kenny Young. The team used one of its six veteran exception spots to roster Young, who has played in 59 career games with 25 starts for the Rams, Ravens and Broncos.
Young first entered the league in 2018 as a fourth-round draft pick by the Ravens out of UCLA. He spent one-and-a-half seasons in Baltimore before heading to Los Angeles in a midseason trade in 2019. He was traded again in 2021, heading to Denver in October, and he then signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as a free agent this past offseason. The Raiders released Young midway through the preseason.
Young (6-1, 235) started all 13 games in which he appeared last season, seven with the Rams and six with the Broncos, recording 75 tackles, 201 sacks, six tackles for loss two forced fumbles and one pass defensed. In his career he has compiled 186 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 13 QB hits, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception. He returned his interception 79 yards for a touchdown while with the Rams in 2020. He also has nine tackles on special teams.