Vince Young to work out at Texas’ pro day

Brian McIntyre

Free agent quarterback Vince Young is not giving up on his NFL career.

According to Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, the two-time Pro Bowler will work out for NFL talent evaluators at the University of Texas pro day on March 26. Mandel adds that Young is back on the school's Austin campus as he finishes work towards his college degree.

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Young was a two-year starter at Texas before declaring for the NFL draft following the 2005 season. Young was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Tennessee Titans and was named to the Pro Bowl as well as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, however, his NFL career has been rocky ever since, making more headlines for his financial issues than with his actual on-field performances.

Young had nearly twice as many interceptions (17) as touchdowns (nine) in 2007 as he struggled with discipline and injury issues. Young was replaced with Kerry Collins as the Titans' starter early in the 2008 season, but would reclaim the starting role midway through the 2009 season and was an injury replacement in the Pro Bowl. Young had a promising start to the 2010 season, but injured his right thumb during a Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins, after which he tossed his shoulder pads into the stands before he was involved in a locker room argument with former head coach Jeff Fisher.

Released by the Titans following the 2010 season, Young signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2011 lockout. Young would start three games for the Eagles, passing for 866 yards and four touchdowns with nine interceptions and was sacked an alarming 34 times. Young went to training camp with the Buffalo Bills last summer, but was released after completing 48.1 percent of his pass attempts for 276 yards with a pair of interceptions in three preseason games and spent the season as a street free agent.

Though Young has struggled with turnovers, carries a considerable amount of off-field baggage, and is pushing 30, if he shows on the 26th that he still has the athleticism that allowed him to run for over 1,200 yards with 12 touchdowns over his first four seasons in the NFL, some team may bring him in for a closer look this offseason.

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