A potential comeback for Vince Young encountered a significant obstacle. The former NFL offensive rookie of the year and Heisman Trophy winner saw the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders waive him on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).
Young tore his hamstring during Roughriders training camp on June 6, and the 34-year-old is once again without a team, agent Leigh Steinberg told Schefter. Young was vying with CFL veteran Kevin Glenn and former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, who started over Mitch Trubisky for two years, with the Roughriders. Young signed a nonguaranteed two-year contract, making a separation easier for Saskatchewan.
The former Titans starter and Texas superstar has not played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. He saw multiple opportunities in subsequent preseasons but did not stick. The Browns cut him in 2014, and the Packers and Bills, respectively, parted ways with Young after taking him to camp in the two previous seasons.
Young announced his retirement in 2014 but was attempting a comeback with the CFL franchise. This injury is expected to keep him out for more than a month. The CFL regular season starts June 22.
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