Oakland Raiders Decide They're No Longer Interested in Vince Young

By Dan Parzych
(Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports)

Over the last couple of weeks, the Oakland Raiders seemed to be interested in the possibility of bringing Vince Young on board for the 2013 season. Now, it appears that won’t be happening anytime soon–which is the right move by the organization.

The Raiders made it clear on Wednesday about how they are no longer interested in Young and with the additions made over the last couple of weeks–it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone. Not only did Oakland acquire Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks, but they also drafted Tyler Wilson in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Take these two quarterbacks in consideration Terrelle Pryor on the roster as well, there’s clearly no room for Young on the roster.

Young has received plenty of opportunities over the years to prove himself as a starting quarterback and if he hasn’t been able to make it now–it’s unlikely he’ll have what it takes to earn a starting job anytime soon. Even if they had brought him on board as a backup, passing on Young was the right move by the Raiders as there’s just no room for him on the roster.

At this point, it’s clear the starting job is Flynn’s to lose at this point as he may finally have a chance to prove himself as a starter, but on a positive note–at least Flynn doesn’t have to worry about losing the job to Young now since the Raiders made it clear they’re no longer interested in the quarterback.

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