Vince Young released by Green Bay Packers
Shortly before reports broke that the Patriots were releasing Tim Tebow, Vince Young tweeted his farewell to the fans of Green Bay, a pretty certain indication that he too had been handed his walking papers on the NFL’s cut day.
Young, who sat out the 2012 season, was trying to revive his career as Aaron Rodgers’ backup. It appeared he had done just that when Green Bay released Graham Harrell, previously its No. 2 QB. Young, though, struggled in the Packers’ preseason finale, completing just 14-of-30 passes, fumbling twice (one resulting in a turnover) and taking a pair of sacks.
Green Bay just signed Young at the start of this month, following rumors that teams like the Raiders and Seahawks also had interest in the former Heisman Trophy runner-up. Young will be on the lookout for another team now, just a week before the regular season begins.
Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season.
— Vince Young (@VinceYoung) August 31, 2013
The Packers, meanwhile, now employ just two quarterbacks: Rodgers and 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman. The Tennessee-Chattanooga product had been pushing Harrell for the Packers’ backup gig before Young was signed, and he could inherit it now. That said, Coleman does not have any NFL regular-season action under his belt, and he finished the previous a mere 14-of-34 through the air.
Young has not made an NFL regular-season appearance since starting three games and seeing action in six for Philadelphia back in 2011. He threw nine interceptions to just four touchdowns in those outings, before signing with Buffalo prior to the 2012 season. The Bills released him in late August and Young did not latch on with another team until the Packers came calling nearly a year later.