Vince Young hoping to sign with CFL Saskatchewan

Vince Young

As a rookie with the Tennessee Titans, Young was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, and more impressively, a year-one Pro Bowl selection.

In addition to getting used to the speed of football after three years away, Young will have to adjust to the different rules in the CFL.

His final regular season game came back in the 2011 season, after he struggled to get off to a strong start with the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to TSN's Gary Lawless, Young could be introduced by the team as early as Thursday, should today's talks go well.

Outside Football: Young is now employed at the University of Texas where he is promoting diversity and community engagement.

Now, though, he's looking to make a return - north of the border.


Young would try to catch on with a team in each of the next three years, but ultimately couldn't make it through the preseason without being cut by the Buffalo Bills (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013), and Cleveland Browns (2014).

Saskatchewan faces Montreal in the first game, June 22.

"I'm here to compete", Young told the media on Thursday.

Since his National Football League days, Young has worked in the University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. 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. "I always respect the game. because you know what players go through behind the scenes". I'm so excited to play the game again.

"I've got to put in the work and get in the film room and transfer the film work and mental stuff to the football field", he said. "This was a good move for me because I still have the fire to play football".

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