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Vince Young tweets out goodbye as Green Bay sends him packing

Eric Edholm
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Vince Young arrived late this summer but appeared to have made a lasting impression. After appearing to impress the Green Bay Packers' brass, in an effort to earn the backup quarterback job behind Aaron Rodgers, Young was cut on Saturday.

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He tweeted out his goodbye in what is a mildly surprising cut:

That leaves — for now, anyway — B.J. Coleman as Rodgers' backup. The team already has cut Graham Harrell, once the favorite for the job, who now is on the New York Jets' roster. For those who have forgotten: Rodgers was sacked 51 times last season and expect to play a fourth-round rookie at left tackle, so, no worries there.

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The question now becomes whether Young's NFL career is over. He has been cut two straight years in training camp, by the Bills and Packers, respectively, although Young played well enough the past few weeks that he could interest a quarterback-needy team.

Young played for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in Philly. Is there a match there?

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