Packers sign Vince Young

Updated: August 6, 2013, 12:19 PM ET
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Vince Young signed a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, his addition following what has been described as an impressive workout for the team Monday, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

"Vince is ecstatic and is looking forward to the opportunity," the source said. "He was hoping to participate in the team's quarterback meeting today."

Young, 30, the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, last played with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He was cut by the Buffalo Bills before last season.

Young will compete for the No. 2 spot with Graham Harrell to serve as the backup to starter Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers also are intrigued with Young's mobility and believe he can help prepare them for the opening two games of the regular season, in which Green Bay's defense plays against San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Washington's Robert Griffin III.

Mack Brown, Young's former coach at the University of Texas, released a statement Tuesday thanking the quarterback for his recent work with his team and wishing him the best in Green Bay.

"I'm so happy for Vince. He has definitely worked very hard to earn a second chance in the NFL," Brown said. "Since he moved to Austin last fall, went back to school to finish his degree and spent time around our team, he has been such a positive influence on our guys. Whether it was being around practice, the guys seeing him work his tail off in the weight room or on the field, putting in a tremendous effort at pro day or giving back in the community, Vince has done everything right.

"He is just an unbelievable person, and we all know what a great football player he is. I couldn't be prouder of everything he's done and what he means, and always will stand for, to our program. I know he'll do the same in Green Bay and be a tremendous player, teammate and representative of the Packers organization. They are lucky to have him," he said.

The Packers on Tuesday also placed receiver Sederrik Cunningham on injured reserve and signed rookie receiver Justin Wilson.

Information from ESPN.com's Ed Werder and ESPN's Josina Anderson was used in this report.

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