Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Vince Young traveling to Canada, eyes deal with Saskatchewan

Vince Young traveling to Canada, eyes deal with Saskatchewan

After a few years out of football, Vince Young will be back, this time in the CFL. Young added he started his off-season conditioning program last month. He was named to two Pro Bowls during his five seasons with the Titans, but has not played in an National Football League regular-season game since 2011.

After three years away from football and six years since taking a regular season snap, Young is coming out of retirement to join the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Roughriders head coach, general manager and vice-president of football operations Chris Jones said Thursday that there will be an open competition for the starting quarterback's position.

It appears Vince Young's comeback trail will begin north of the border. Between 2012-14, Young attended training camp with the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns, but failed to make the team out of camp.

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He was once on the negotiations list for the CFL's Montreal Allouettes - but although nothing ever came of that, there's a good chance that he could sign with Saskatchewan this time around. I'm so excited to play the game again.

Young will compete for the job with several other quarterbacks on the Roughriders roster which includes Bryan Bennett, Brandon Bridge, Kevin Glenn, G.J. Kinne and Jake Waters. He announced his retirement in 2014, but Saskatchewan has kept him on its negotiation list in case he chose to resume playing.

Since leaving the NFL, Young has been working for the University of Texas in its diversity department and doing TV work on the Longhorn Network. In the CFL, Joseph played quarterback with Ottawa (2003-05), Saskatchewan (2006-07), Toronto (2008-09), Edmonton (2010-13) and the Riders (2014), winning the league's outstanding player honour in '07 before leading the Riders to a Grey Cup title.

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