Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/12/14
Looks like Johnny Manziel will have a lot less competition in training camp. Just ten days after signing him to a one-year contract, the Cleveland Browns released quarterback Vince Young on Monday. The Browns also released quarterback Alex Tanney, who signed with the club in November. The 30-year-old Young was released by the Green Bay Packers in August 2013 and had spent the past eight months out of football before the Browns signed him on May 1. The third overall pick of the 2006 NFL draft, Young has been on four teams in the last three years since he was released by the Tennessee Titans in 2011. After releasing Young and Tanney, the Browns now have three quarterbacks on their active roster — Brian Hoyer, Tyler Thigpen and Johnny Manziel. Cleveland traded up to the No. 22 pick in this year’s draft to take Manziel, who is projected to win the backup role and possibly challenge Hoyer for the starting job. The Browns won their first three games in 2013 with Hoyer as their starting quarterback before he suffered a torn MCL in his third game of the season against the Buffalo Bills. Along with Young and Tanney, Cleveland also released defensive back Brandon Hughes, defensive lineman Brian Sanford and running back Fozzy Whitaker. Photo via Twitter/@SportsCenterFiled under: Cleveland Browns, Darren Hartwell, NFL, Top Stories

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