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Vince Young is back in the NFL as the backup quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
Young, 30, was signed to a contract by the Packers on Aug. 5 after sitting out the 2012 season. The Packers will pay Young $715,000 for the season under the terms of that contract.
Quickly Young began to impress in camp and after he moved the Packers offense in their third pre-season game head coach Mike McCarthy considered Young the top option for the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers.
“I think you’re just seeing Vince getting more and more comfortable … I think Vince is one of the players that definitely took advantage of his opportunities tonight.”
The Packers confirmed the idea of Young being the backup when they made the decision to release Graham Harrell on Saturday. B.J. Coleman, who was also competing for the backup job, is likely headed to the practice squad.
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Packers head coach Mike McCarthy formally named Vince Young the team’s backup quarterback following a 17-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Friday night in Green Bay. Signing a one-year contract earlier this month, the 30-year-old Young completed six of seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against Seattle. Last an NFL employee in 2011 as a Philadelphia Eagle, Young also rushed...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Vince Young still feels way behind the rest of the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks. Less than three weeks after joining the team, that's understandable. But after Young's performance in Friday night's preseason game, he could be the Packers' new No. 2 option.
Midway through the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks, Young entered the game...
When Vince Young was picked up by the Green Bay Packers fans in Austin were pretty darn happy that one of their favorite sons was getting another chance. However, those that know him more for his antics in the NFL might not have been as confident adding Young was a good idea.
After his performance Friday against the Seahawks I'd be willing to bet that quite a few Cheeseheads...
Packers back up quarterback Vince Young put up some strong numbers during Friday night’s preseason game.
Young finished with 41 yards passing on six of seven completions and ran the ball three times for 39 yards.
Through three preseason appearances, V.Y. is 12-of-19 passing (63.2 percent) for 74 yards, the touchdown, and no turnovers. He’s still got some juice in his legs with...
Mike McCarthy might find it impossible to pass on Vince Young's talent when it comes time for the Green Bay Packers coach to pick his No. 2 quarterback even given Young's limited knowledge of the offense.
Working from a limited play list against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night Young took a big step toward beating out Graham Harrell for the No. 2 quarterback job in the...
The Packers are reportedly releasing backup quarterback Graham Harrell, which would make Vince Young the No. 2 man behind Aaron Rodgers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It would seem that Vince Young is the clear-cut option to be the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. Just as obvious is that Don Barclay appears to be the Packers' starting right tackle. But, as far as coach Mike McCarthy is concerned, both of those battles are still open.
"We have two quarterbacks here (and) the No. 2 spot hasn't been answered...
Packers QB Vince Young has outplayed Graham Harrell and should be the No. 2 guy behind Aaron Rodgers, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.Fantasy Spin:With Aaron Rodgers ahead of him on the depth chart, we wouldn't expect Young to see much playing time in 2013, but Young appears to be the correct handcuff for fantasy owners.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says Vince Young’s ability to run was the difference maker in his decision to release quarterback Graham Harrell. “Vince Young made plays with his feet. It’s something that was a huge asset of Vince’s. He’s getting better,” McCarthy said in
Aaron Rodgers played just one series and Graham Harrell couldn't move the team, but Vince Young provided an immediate spark with his legs on the Packers' only touchdown drive of the night in a 17-10 loss to Seattle.
After an impressive performance on Friday night by Vince Young, the Packers will be releasing Graham Harrell, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/371359702510477312 As much as the Packers would have liked to have seen Harrell win the back up job, he never stepped up the way they needed him to. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Graham Harrell era as the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback is over. Less than 24 hours after Harrell entered the Packers' preseason game in relief of Aaron Rodgers and produced five scoreless drives, the team has decided to release him and go in a different direction, according to FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez.
That different direction is likely...
I think that I should start this article with a disclaimer…I am NOT speaking for all Green Bay Packers fans. I am only speaking for myself. With that being said, Friday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks was personal for me. I’m pretty sure that everyone remembers the Seattle Seahawks “victory” against the Packers last season…the Hail Mary on the final play that was...