Vince Young released by Packers

Updated: September 1, 2013, 8:34 AM ET
By Rob Demovsky |

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Vince Young will not be the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. The former first-round pick, who was signed on Aug. 5, was released on Saturday.

Young confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

It marked the second straight season that Young, the third overall pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 draft, failed to make a team coming out of training camp. He was released by the Buffalo Bills last August and spent all of the 2012 season out of football.

Young, 30, played in all four preseason games for the Packers despite limited knowledge of the offense. In his most extensive playing time of the preseason, he completed 14 of 30 passes for 144 yards without a touchdown or interception on Thursday at Kansas City. He fumbled twice, losing one, and led only two scoring drives against the Chiefs, both of which ended with field goals.

After cutting Graham Harrell last week, the Packers' only remaining backup quarterback to Aaron Rodgers is B.J. Coleman, who spent all of last season on the practice squad.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter


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