Vince Young will reportedly work out for the Green Bay Packers on Monday, according to Pete Dougherty and Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
UPDATE: Monday, August 5 at 5:44 ET by Tom Kinslow
From Josina Anderson of ESPN:
Breaking: Source: Vince Young will sign a 1-year deal with #Packers.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 5, 2013
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The two-time Pro Bowler played six seasons with the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, but he hasn't played in the NFL since the 2011 season. He was in camp with the Buffalo Bills last year but was cut in late August.
The 30-year-old would compete with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman to back up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Harrell has managed just four pass attempts since joining the Packers in 2010. Coleman was a seventh-round selection in the 2012 draft out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has yet to record a pass in the regular season.
Young, selected No. 3 overall in the 2006 draft by the Titans, made the Pro Bowl in his rookie year. In his 2006 campaign, he passed for 2,199 yards while tossing 12 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, but he did rush for 552 yards and seven touchdowns. Most impressively, he led the Titans to the playoffs as a rookie signal-caller.
In his final two seasons with the Titans, Young's passing game appeared to be coming around. In 21 games during that period, he tossed 20 touchdowns to 10 interceptions and averaged a career-high 8.1 yards per pass attempt in 2010.
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Of course, Young's final season with the Titans didn't end well. In the Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins, Young threw his shoulder pads into the stands and had an altercation with then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher in the locker room. That led to Young's dismissal from the team in July 2011.
Six mediocre games later in Philadelphia, and Young was out of the league.
The Packers may be hoping that the leadership within their organization can set Young straight, so he can get back to playing the kind of football he was before his tenure with the Titans came to a crashing halt.