Vince Young signs one-year deal with Packers after impressing at tryout

Photo: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Following his ungraceful exit from the NFL, former Texas superstar Vince Young returned to Austin this year to work out, get his degree and just generally put his life back in order.

Apparently, the hard work has paid off. Following a Monday afternoon tryout with the Green Bay Packers, Young has been inked to a one-year deal with the franchise.

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Coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers were not impressed with the performance of the team’s two backups to Aaron Rodgers thus far, Graham Harrell or B.J. Coleman. Especially Coleman, as he tossed two interceptions during Green Bay’s Family Night recently.

At first, some news outlets had reported that Young would not be expected to compete with the two for the backup role. Instead, he might be asked to play a dual-threat passer on the scout team, to help prepare the defense for guys like Colin Kaepernick.

However, this is not the case.

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Young has not stepped foot onto a pro football field since 2011, when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He was selected third-overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by Tennessee and he stayed there until 2010. After his year of back-up duty in Philly, he spent a little time in Buffalo, but only on the offseason squad.