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Vince Young's comeback attempt seemed to be gaining momentum this spring following a pair of strong workouts with the Oakland Raiders and at University of Texas' Pro Day.
Young, the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, did not play in 2012 after his release from the Bills last August. It has hit a snag though, at least temporarily, as the Raiders apparently have lost interest in signing the former Longhorns' All-American. The decision was reportedly made after Oakland selected former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson with a fourth-round pick in last week's NFL Draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Young, who turns 30 in mid-May, has spent this semester in Austin and is on track to graduate from Texas later this month. During Young's time in Austin, he has impressed Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite with his improved body control and timing. The two-time Rose Bowl MVP is looking to hone his mechanics in hopes of earning a shot with another team in training camp.
"That's my craft, that's all I do in the offseason," said Young following his Pro Day workout in Austin. "When it's time for me to get ready for the season, I'm so focused on the plays, the preparation, you don't want to be thinking about footwork when you get with the team."
While Young has compiled a 31-19 record in six seasons in the NFL, there are concerns surrounding his leadership skills and ability to comprehend complex offenses. Young has reportedly struggled to understand the offensive verbiage on the NFL level. It might explain why he only lasted a season with the Eagles (2011) and failed to remain on the Bills' roster beyond training camp last August.
The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, which own the rights to Tim Tebow, also own Young's rights. Like Tebow, Young may be given a shot with the Alouettes, but only in a backup capacity behind starter Anthony Calvillo.
The Oakland Raiders reportedly expressed interest in adding Vince Young in a backup capacity after the former University of Texas All-American performed well in a workout with the team last month. The Raiders, though, have lost interest in signing Young after the selection of Tyler Wilson in last week's NFL Draft. Young will turn 30 later this month.
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Don't see CFL as a legit option...$4.4M per team salary cap & max salary of $400K to any 1 player...Montreal's starting QB already makes the max amount & signing VY to anything over $200K (before CAN taxes) would force Montreal to get rid of multiple players
Yeah I doubt he heads there either. But you never know. He might bring in some $$$ there, publicity wise. Plus it would give him a shot to show the NFL GMs/coaches what exactly he can do.
Turn out the lights. The party's over.
I am starting to think it's an understanding of offense verbage on top of some other things. I think it is good he is graduating because there a lot of other things he can do. We can just keep hoping someone else gives him a chance or he can just show up and some teams first training camp and try out.
Unbelievable that he cant even step onto a training camp to compete for a QB position. My first question is who is his agent? Question 2) What is he doing to get Vince onto any training camp? He is obviously has the talent to aleast compete. My last question ...Why does he not get with a high profile agent that knows his/her way around the NFL. What does Vince got to lose as his current agent has done nothing about getting Vince a tryout for anyteam.
He doesn't have the money to get a high profile agent.
Let me paraphrase the above two sentences - He's not smart enough to understand football plays, but he's getting a degree from UT.
And so many non-ecentric, yet bright kids were forced to go to Texas Tech. There is no justice.
And lastly, what is my UT degree worth? After all, a guy who can't compute football plays is getting one.
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but the public policy foundation and perry will solve everything, right?
forced to go to TT. ha. too proud to go to a better school (utsa/ut dallas) because it is a satellite school.
This just in- The Raiders will remain a doormat until the team is sold.
"I don't hate you, I'm just not necessarily excited about your existence."
Hell, just give Vince a job with the athletic department. He most certainly made enough $$ for Deloss to earn a job here.
Tom Condon (agent for the Manning brothers) was his agent from March 2010 until recently and he couldn't get him a job.
A "job"? Really, what would he do? He lacks the cerebral encephalization to do anything above hourly work, and he ain't gonna pick up a broom.
I think you mean just sign him up for a gratuity stream.
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