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Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Vince Young Retires from NFL, Sort Of

June 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Former (barely) Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young has retired (sort of) from the NFL, putting an end to the signal-caller's attempt to revive a once-promising career.

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Young made the announcement Saturday during an interview with an Austin, Texas, TV station:

"It's definitely official, in my book. Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed … other than that, I've started moving forward in some things."

Young was drafted third overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He won Rookie of the Year that year and made two Pro Bowls but never completely fulfilled the promise he showed at the University of Texas, where he set multiple records and won a national title.

He was cut after the 2010 season and played one year with the Philadelphia Eagles. That was the last time he took a regular season snap. The Bills then signed him to compete with Ryan Fitzpatrick for a spot in 2012, but he did not even make the regular season roster. In three preseason games, he went a combined 25-for-52 for 276 yards and two interceptions. He also ran for 39 yards on seven carries but failed to generate any offense in three ugly losses. The Bills cut him prior to the preseason finale, saying he didn't offer enough of an upgrade over incumbent backup Tyler Thigpen to warrant a roster spot.

Young was out of the NFL for a year until the Green Bay Packers signed him in August 2013. They released him later that month. Then the Cleveland Browns signed him this past May but cut him after 12 days.

Young said he's ready to take a job with his alma mater.


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