Report: Cardinals to try out QB Young on Tuesday

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The Arizona Cardinals reportedly are scheduled to give free agent quarterback Vince Young a try out Tuesday.

Young has been working with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. since being released from the Buffalo Bills prior to the start of the season, ESPN reported Sunday.

The Cardinals have lost starting quarterback Kevin Kolb for 6-8 weeks because of a sternum injury. John Skelton, who began the season as the starter before suffering an ankle injury in the season-opener, is again the Cardinals' starter.

The two-time Pro Bowl honoree had his best seasons with the Tennessee Titans from 2006-2010. He has completed 755-of-1,304 passes for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns. Also, he has rushed for 1,459 rushing yards on 282 carries with 12 touchdowns in 60 games.

However, his career has been checkered, including being demoted to backup in 2008 and his release by the Titans in 2011.

Young played last season with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to Michael Vick. He threw for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions in six games.

Last month the Associated Press reported Young was arguing lawyers and dealing with mounting debt.

"It's a shame to see people revel in and rally around negativity in the media but I guess it's to be expected," Young responded via Twitter. "Yes, I need a job, who doesn't. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?"

He is suing his former agent and a financial planner, claiming they misappropriated $5.5 million.

Young, 29, earned $25.7 million in guaranteed money from his rookie contract alone. He signed with the Buffalo Bills, but was released in August.
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