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article imageNFL: Vince Young to sign a one-year deal with Green Bay Packers

By Lizz Riggs     Aug 5, 2013 in Sports
The Green Bay Packers brought in a former two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Vince Young for a workout on Monday. Young is now in the running to be the backup quarterback for Aaron Rogers.
The Packers were "impressed" with what the former first-rounder brought to the field in his workout today, according to Ed Werder of ESPN. Werder implied that Young might be an asset to the Packers in their first two games against the 49ers and Redskins.
Josina Anderson tweeted that Vince Young will sign a 1-year deal with the Packers.
Young was selected third overall in the 2006 draft by the Tennessee Titans. He was named Offensive Rookie of the Year and eventually left for Philadelphia, where he last played for one season for the Eagles in 2011.
Green Bay doesn’t have much to rely on if Rodgers were to get hurt, so the move to bring in the 30-year old Young makes sense from a football standpoint.
In six NFL seasons with Tennessee and Philadelphia, Young has played in 60 career games with 50 starts and completed 755-of-1,304 passes (57.9 percent) for 8,964 yards in his career with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions. The AFC offensive rookie of the year in 2006, Young also has 282 carries for 1,459 yards (5.2 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns.
The Packers’ backup quarterback position is still questionable. Young is bringing even more competition for the spot, up against Graham Harrell (28) and B.J. Coleman (24) to potentially back up Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has only missed two starts since 2008, only to rest before postseason, so it's unlikely that Young will get much action on the field this season, but at least this means that his career is not over yet.
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