Riders add former NFL star Vince Young to neg list

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added former NFL quarterback Vince Young to their negotiation list.

A third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Tennessee, Young played six NFL seasons with the Titans and Eagles and a member of the Bills, Packers and Browns. He’s thrown for almost 9,000 yards in his NFL career with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions while adding 282 rushing attempts for 1,459 (5.2 yards-per-carry average) and 12 touchdowns. The 33-year-old hasn’t taken a pro snap since 2011 with Philadelphia. He announced his retirement from the NFL on June 14, 2014.

Young, who won a NCAA national championship with the University of Texas in 2006, has had bumps along his pro career. Distraught by poor play and injury, he disappeared for several hours in 2008, leading then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to phone police. And in 2012, the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the $34 million he earned in the NFL. In January 2014, Young filed for bankruptcy.

Per Arash Madani, Young was on the Montreal Alouettes neg list from August 2012 but he was taken off by 2015.

The Riders currently have veteran Kevin Glenn as well as youngsters Brandon Bridge, G.J. Kinne, Bryan Bennett and Jake Waters under contract at quarterback.

Adding Young to the neg list does not necessarily mean that he will sign with the Riders, but given that the 2005 Heisman Trophy runner-up was added on Jan. 30, the timing is certainly curious.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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6 Comments on Riders add former NFL star Vince Young to neg list

  1. Marc Lebut // February 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm //

    Advertising move. Can’t see him come to CFL, and can’t see him succeed in this brand of football either. Lacks accuracy. Sonds like Troy Smith 2.0 for me.

  2. Joey Jojo Junior Shabadoo // February 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm //

    Jones did say he’s leave no stone unturned when looking fro a replacement for Durant. But maybe he should leave the ones covered in moss and shame.

  3. Joey Jojo Junior Shabadoo // February 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm //

    Jones did say he’d leave no stone unturned when looking fro a replacement for Durant. But maybe he should leave the ones covered in moss and shame.

  4. EricJustin // February 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm //

    well this is clearly fake news

  5. Slim Pickens // February 3, 2017 at 11:50 pm //

    Also on Sask negotiations list is former star Running Back OJ Simpson, rumored to possibly receive a Trump pardon. OJ reportedly is in game shape and has expressed interest in joining the Riders

  6. Not a Vince Young issue, but I happened to read an old article of yours advising that U.S. players can restructure their contracts to include signing bonuses which are only taxed at 15% per the tax treaty. You used an Alouette player as an example. Unfortunately, Quebec does not honor the treaty and taxes a bonus in full. Could sure mess up some negotiations….

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