The Buffalo Bills have released Vince Young. He signed a one-year non-guaranteed deal with the Bills several months ago in May.
He looked like if he could make any NFL roster, he would make it with the Bills after working with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. However, the Bills will have a back-up quarterback, not named Vince Young, to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
As a starter in the NFL, mainly with the Tennessee Titans in five seasons, he went 31-19. He was 1-2 during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was mainly used as Michael Vick’s back-up.
“I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season,” Young tweeted out.
This news came just a little over a week after he had a good preseason performance in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. He went 8-of-14 for 123 yards — and he looked comfortable in Gailey’s offensive system for the first time in the preseason.
That performance made many believe that he cemented the back-up role. However, in his final preseason game, he went 12-of-26 with the second unit with two interceptions. His QB rating was 48.2 in the preseason.
He came to the Bills after playing with the Eagles, who signed him to a one-year deal last season. Young went 66-of-114 for 866 yards with four touchdowns to six interceptions.
He also spent five-years with the Tennessee Titans after being their first-round draft pick in 2006.
Shortly after his release, the Bills traded a seventh-round draft pick to acquire Tarvaris Jackson. The fact that they acquired Jackson to be their back-up says a lot about what they thought of Young.