QB Vince Young signs one-year deal with Packers
After sitting out the 2012 season, former first-round pick Vince Young is back in the NFL, this time with the Packers
Hours after working out for the Packers on Monday, Vince Young has signed a one-year deal with the team, a league source tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Young will compete with Graham Harrell for the backup job behind one of the league's best quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers.
The third-overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft, Young spent the first five years of his career with the Titans before serving as Michael Vick's backup in Philadelphia in 2011, and landing in Buffalo last spring where he was eventually cut during the preseason. Young was out of football in 2012 but performed well at a Pro Day workout this spring. He admitted at the time that there was a chance he could return to the NFL.
"My agent is working on it," Young said in late March. "All I know is we got some teams with interest, so that's the good part about it. Just hoping for that blessing and opportunity."
In recent months, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and Giants cornerback (and VY's former University of Texas teammate) Aaron Ross said that Young deserved another chance in the league. And now, it appears, he has it. What he does from here is up to him.
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