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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Vince Young experiment with the Green Bay Packers lasted 26 days. Young lost out on the Packers' backup quarterback job and was released Saturday morning.
"Thanks to the Packers for the opportunity," Young posted on his Twitter account. "Great organization, great team, wonderful fans. Good luck this season."
Last week, it seemed like Young was sure to be No. 2 on Green Bays depth chart after the team released last year's backup, Graham Harrell. However, coach Mike McCarthy refuted that idea at the time.
"We have two quarterbacks here (and) the No. 2 spot hasn't been answered," McCarthy said on Aug. 25.
With starter Aaron Rodgers resting during the preseason finale Thursday, Young was the Packers' starter against the Kansas City Chiefs. Young completed 14 of 30 passes for 144 yards, with two fumbles, no touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 61.0. After successfully rushing three times for 39 yards in Green Bay's third preseason game, Young was only able to scramble for 12 yards on three attempts in Kansas City.
For now, this move means that B.J. Coleman -- a seventh-round pick in 2012 who was on the Packers' practice squad as a rookie -- will be Rodgers' backup. But Green Bay could still grab a different quarterback who is released Saturday.
The NFL deadline for teams to be down to 53 players is Saturday at 5 p.m. CDT. Young is just one of 22 players that the Packers will have to part ways with by then.
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Vince Young will not be the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. The former first-round pick who was signed on Aug. 5 was released on Saturday.
Young confirmed the news on his Twitter account with this post: "Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season."
It marked the second straight season that Young...
With rosters down to just 53 players, there’s bound to be a run on free agents in the coming days. One of the most eligible such players is now Vince Young, who failed to stick with the Green Bay Packers, but this is a quarterback needy league, and Vince Young can still play.
Frankly, it’s strange to see such a talented quarterback with a winning record looking for work. Because...
Right when you think you are back, right Vince? In what is widely being viewed as a surprise Vince Young has been released by the Green Bay Packers.
It was thought that Young was a shoe-in for the No. 2 job after the Packers released Graham Harrell, but it appears that the Packers are going to go with 2012 seventh round pick B.J. Coleman from Tennessee...
Vince Young's days with the Packers are apparently over.
The veteran vying for a backup job went on Twitter Saturday to thank Green Bay for giving him an opportunity and wished the team well this season.
Young's apparent departure would leave just B.J. Coleman on the roster to back up Aaron Rodgers. The Packers planned to officially release their roster moves later Saturday...
There were almost as many punts as first downs with Vince Young in the game on Thursday night. Young wasn't very good, but neither was his supporting cast. Beyond the front-line players, the offense has a glaring lack of depth
Just when you think he is safe he sends out this tweet… @VinceYoung: Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season. This is pretty wild, it looks like the Packers will keep only two quarterbacks on their roster with Aaron Rodgers and BJ Coleman.
The Vince Young experiment with the Green Bay Packers lasted 26
days. Young lost out on the Packers' backup quarterback job and was
released Saturday morning, FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo
I think Packers GM Ted Thompson is trying to help Vince Young out, because if he wanted him on the team he didn’t have to release him.
“Frankly, it wasn’t fair to Vince,” Thompson explained during his Sunday news conference. “We threw a lot at Vince. A lot on his plate. He was a good teammate. The fault is probably mine. Should have brought him in sooner. The fault is mine...
While Vince Young's performance in the preseason played a big role in him getting released, general manager Ted Thompson said Sunday there's someone else who also deserves some of the blame.
In the preseason, Young completed only 26 of 49 passes (53.1 percent) with one touchdown, no interceptions and three sacks (71.6 rating) in four preseason appearances.
The Vince Young era in Green Bay ended as abruptly as it began. Young announced the news morning in an almost-readable tweet: Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season. — Vince Young (@VinceYoung) August 31, 2013 The move did not exactly come as a shock. […]The post B.J. Coleman anointed backup quarterback for...
SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR
When the Packers cut Graham Harrell, it appeared Vince Young had locked up a backup quarterback job. Instead, the team released him.
It looked like VY was a lock to make the roster, but not anymore.
Vince Young could be in jeopardy following poor performance last night, depending on who becomes available as final rosters made #packers
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 30, 2013
General manager Ted Thompson took the blame for Vince Young's failure, saying, "I probably should have had him in here earlier." Other than saying the Packers are looking at every position, Thompson wouldn't say whether the Packers are set at quarterback.
Green Bay managed just 37 points for the preseason, including a 30-8 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday night. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews didn't play, and Vince Young and B.J. Coleman couldn't move the offense.