Vince Young Confirms Release from Buffalo Bills

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 09:  Vince Young #10 of the Buffalo Bills walks offsides the field after playing the Washington Redskins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 9, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Washington won 7-6.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Vince Young has been released from the Buffalo Bills, ending the relationship between the player and team that began in May of this year.

The former Texas standout made the announcement via his Twitter feed on Monday morning.

"I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season."

— Vince Young (@VinceYoung) August 27, 2012

It’s hard to say this news comes as a surprise, as the writing was on the wall once the Bills traded with the Seattle Seahawks for Tarvaris Jackson.

According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks will get a late-round pick for their former starting QB, who will be expected to handle the backup job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo.

Considering Tyler Thigpen and V.Y. were battling for that position, there was just room for one on the roster after the deal for Jackson went down.

It’s quite sad that the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year’s career has gone so sour since his days with the Tennessee Titans.

In 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles acquired the former No. 3 overall draft pick on a one-year contract. He saw action in six games behind Michael Vick, going 66-of-114 for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions. He only ran 18 times for 79 yards.

The last respectable season that Young had was in 2009, when he replaced Kerry Collins after a 0-6 start for the Titans. V.Y. led the team to five straight wins and victories in eight of his 10 starts that season.

Young finished third in the Comeback Player of the Year voting and even earned a Pro Bowl spot after Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer all opted out of the game due to injury.

However, the QB followed that season up with a tumultuous 2010 and was subsequently released that summer.

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