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Vince Young to workout with Bills

  • Jim Racalto

Apparently, Bills GM Buddy Nix is not done yet in the free agent market. reported this morning that talented but troubled Vince Young, the former National Champion and quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, will work out for the Bills Wednesday.

While this appears to be only for a backup role, Young has shown flashes of potential in his career (he is 31-19 as a starter), and could be called upon should Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle early in the season. The Bills have improved in every area this off-season, most notably on defense bringing in pass rusher extraordinaire Mario Williams and drafting top-notch corner Stephon Gilmore in the first round of this year’s draft last week. They also re-signed their best receiver in Stevie Johnson, and have a thunder and lightning combo at runningback with Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller.

Young struggled last season with the Eagles, throwing four touchdowns and nine interceptions, but he was the third overall pick in 2006. He declined in performance after a string of personal issues, but the potential is still there and he is an excellent backup option with his ability to create plays. The key to the Bills success on offense rests on current starter Fitzpatrick, and should he not play up to par when the season starts, it will be interesting to see if Young gets a chance to play.

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