Vince Young’s NFL career may have been dealt a death blow this morning when it was announced the Cleveland Browns released the former Texas quarterback less than two weeks after signing him as a free agent.
The Browns also released former Texas running back Fozzy Whitaker, among several other players.
These two moves come after a disastrous weekend for the Longhorns overall, as far as the NFL is concerned. No Texas players were drafted over seven rounds. It was the first time Texas had been bypassed in the NFL draft since 1937.
Young was penciled in as the No. 3 quarterback on the roster. But the club’s plans likely changed after the Browns took Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round last Thursday. The Browns also signed South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw as an unrestricted free agent over the weekend.
Where do Young’s NFL dreams go from here? It’s hard to say.
Young changed agents recently and was staying in shape in case any team needed a quarterback. His contract with the Browns was a one-year deal worth approximately $730,000, according to Fox Sports.
Young hasn’t played in the regular season since 2011 with Philadelphia. He worked with Green Bay during training camp in 2013 but was released.
Young spent the 2006-10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, the team that drafted Young after winning the 2005 national title for the Longhorns.
In six seasons, Young has thrown for 8,964 yards and completed 57.9 percent of his passes along with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions.
Whitaker played 11 games for the Browns last season and three more for the San Diego Chargers last season, totaling 79 yards in the process.
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