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Report: Vince Young to try out for Packers on Monday

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Vince Young gets another chance to impress. (USATSI)
Vince Young gets another chance to impress. (USATSI)

Despite being cut a year ago by the Bills, most likely ending his career, Vince Young reportedly had kept himself in shape in case a desperate NFL team wanted to give him another chance to play.

The Packers apparently are that squad, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette, which reports that Young was spotted a local airport Sunday night and will work out with the Packers on Monday.

Young tried out with the Raiders a few months ago, and he reportedly had a strong performance at the 2013 University of Texas pro day workout. But the Raiders didn't sign him after drafting Tyler Wilson in the fourth round of the draft, leaving Young in purgatory (though he did end up graduating from college in May).

Still, Young kept himself in shape after not playing at all in 2012.

“That's my craft, that's all I do in the offseason," Young said in March. "When it's time for me to get ready for the season, I'm so focused on the plays, the preparation, you don't want to be thinking about footwork when you get with the team.”

Young, though, did not impress in his last NFL job. The Bills released him three months after signing him following his 12-for-26, 103-yard, two-interception performance in his final preseason game with Buffalo.

“I think he had (the playbook) down with his thought processes, but we just didn't see the consistency,” said then-Bills coach Chan Gailey.

Before Buffalo, Young was unimpressive as a backup with the Eagles following his departure from Tennessee, where he went 30-17 as a starting quarterback while making two Pro Bowls with the Titans.

If Young gets signed by the Packers, he'd likely be competing with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman for the right to back up Aaron Rodgers.

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