Reports: Vince Young signs with Green Bay Packers, will compete for backup job
Vince Young is back in the NFL, 343 days after the Buffalo Bills discharged the previous No. 3 generally speaking pick. Youthful allegedly marked an one-year manage Green Bay, where he'll go after a reinforcement work behind Aaron Rodgers.
ESPN's Josina Anderson initially reported that the arrangement was carried out, and the news was affirmed by numerous outlets minutes after the fact.
Youthful's final considerable activity in a consistent season diversion went ahead Dec. 1, 2011, when he made his final begin for the Philadelphia Eagles as a fill-in for a harmed Michael Vick. He hurled four captures that day, as a feature of a 31-14 misfortune, then surrendered the beginning work once again to Vick.
Rodgers has missed only two begins since assuming control as the Packers starter in 2008 —one in 2010 in the wake of enduring a blackout against the Lions; an alternate the following season when Green Bay held him out of a Week 17 amusement vs. Detroit in foresight of the playoffs. Thus, Green Bay trusts that the reinforcement QB's personality is give or take debatable once Week 1 hits.
That said, Young may as well have each chance to claim that part, in front of 2012 seventh-rounder B.j. Coleman and Graham Harrell, Rodgers' reinforcement keep going season. Despite the fact that Young sat out the 2012 time of year accompanying his discharge in Buffalo, his experience alone could bring about a significant improvement choice for the Packers in the occasion of a Rodgers damage.
There was a period, too, before Young dissolved down in Tennessee then after that flared out in Philadelphia and Buffalo, when the 2005 Heisman runner-up was thought of one of the alliance's climbing stars. Those days have gone back and forth, obviously, with Young sitting on 30 years of age, however he apparently performed decently well at the University of Texas' Pro Day back in March. He then was interfaced to various groups as a conceivable reinforcement, incorporating Seattle and Oakland.
Nothing happened to those talks, leaving Young on the table for the Packers. There's presently word yet on if Young will suit up for Green Bay's preseason opener on Friday, vs. Arizona. In the event that he can't get up to speed in three days, his Packers make a big appearance might need to hold up until Aug. 17, when Green Bay visits St. Louis.
Additionally worth nothing, the Packers opens the period against Colin Kaepernick and Roger Griffin III, and Young could, regardless, help the Green Bay safeguard arrange for a percentage of the read-option looks they’ll see.