Vince Young is trying to fight his way back into the NFL in 2013. After a year off, the 29-year old says he’s matured, and that he’s only asking for one more chance. The Oakland Raiders were potentially going to give him that chance, but those plans may have changed.
With the their fourth round pick in this year’s draft, the Raiders selected quarterback Tyler Wilson. The former Razorback pencils in as Oakland’s No. 2 QB behind Matt Flynn, and thus, leaves Mr. Young still without a job.
It was confirmed on ‘NFL Total Access’ that the Raiders are no longer interested in the former rookie of the year’s services. The Raiders already have Terrelle Pryor, if they want someone who can move around, so there’s just not enough room for Young on the roster.
While I’m sure there will be a competition between Wilson and Pryor for the backup role, it’s still obviously Flynn’s team.
So where does this leave Vince Young? Right now, it keeps him where he’s at – nowhere. In fact, it was also reported that the CFL team that owns the rights to him, the Montreal Alouettes, wouldn’t even offer him a starting position. However, Young is apparently not interested in playing north of the border.
You can’t blame Oakland for passing on Young, given their new QB situation. He’ll just have to hope a team in need of depth, gives him a workout, and then maybe he can squeak onto a roster.
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