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Vince Young balked at two-year deal with Montreal Alouettes

Vince Young was offered a two-year deal to play in the CFL.  (USATSI)
Vince Young was offered a two-year deal to play in the CFL. (USATSI)

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Former Titans starting quarterback Vince Young remains hopeful of resuming his NFL career and came close to playing professional football this season. Montreal holds his Canadian playing rights and the team had negotiated a contract with Young when it became thin at the quarterback position, according to a source with knowledge of the sitation.

However, the team insisted on a two-year contract, wanting Young to solve it's quarterback problem beyond this season, while Young would only agree to a deal for the remainder of the 2013 season. Talks broke down and Montreal ended up signing former Ravens backup Troy Smith to fill its void.

Young had a brief stint with the Packers in the preseason, but, he came in very late and didn't have a chance to really absorb the playbook.

Before joining CBS Sports, Jason La Canfora was the Washington Redskins beat writer for The Washington Post for six years and served as NFL Network's insider. The Baltimore native can be seen every Sunday during the season on The NFL Today.
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