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Vince Young, a former quarterback with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans, holds up a jersey during a news conference at Mosaic Stadium, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Regina, Saskatchewan, after signing with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina Thursday, March 9, 2017. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Vince Young begins practice for CFL; coach not worried about media pressure

Posted April 25th, 2017

Vince Young is back playing football.

The 33-year-old Longhorn legend began practice for his new team, the Saskatchewan RoughRiders. The squad began its three-day mini-camp on Tuesday in Vero Beach, Fla. The team is expecting a larger than normal media turnout because of the Rose Bowl hero joining the team this season.

But coach Chris Jones tells the Regina Leader-Post that he doesn’t expect the media pressure to get to Young.

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“As the third pick overall in the 2006 draft and a Heisman Trophy candidate, I think he’s used to the media,’’ he said

He added:

I told him just to be Vince and don’t try to be Superman. I just need him to be Vince and do the things that he did in college and he did early in his NFL career. I told him to be a good person, be a good leader and do the things that the quarterbacks do. That’s what we’re looking for Vince to do.’’

And of course, some video was there to see Young in action.

 

 

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