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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-Chattanooga instead.
Young appeared to be out of football for good after not making a roster last season., but got the call tp head to Green Bay after training camp had already begun. Overall he did play well, but either it was not good enough for the Packers or they say something in Coleman that was impressive enough to warrant letting Young go.
At the age of 30 Young is getting dangerously close to the point where no team will be interested in bringing him simply due to his age. After a decent showing in the preseason it would not be surprising if he was on the short list for teams in need of help at QB.
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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...
Assuming the entire team doesn’t get injured before final cutdown day, here is my Packers 53-man roster prediction for the 2013 season.
Quarterback (2): Rodgers, Young
If Rodgers gets hurt, Young at least has the raw talent to make a few plays and maybe keep the Packers’ heads above water until QB1 gets patched up and returns. I never thought I would write such a sentence when...
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...
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.
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...
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
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.
B.J. Coleman and Vince Young were sent packing in favor of Seneca Wallace.
If the Green Bay Packers had their way, no one else but Aaron Rodgers would take a snap at quarterback during the regular season except in mop up duty during a blowout victory.
That said, they need some kind of a Plan B behind the 2011 NFL MVP in case of a doomsday scenario in which Rodgers is out for multiple...
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.