dglobalnews.com Vince Young officially signing with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders
Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Vince Young officially signing with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

Vince Young officially signing with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

After watching the years pass by since his last NFL regular season game in December 2011, former Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young is reportedly working to finalize a deal with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

After several years away from football, Young says he'll be ready to play when training camp begins in late May. The good times kept rolling for Young in his rookie season, when he accounted for more than 2,500 combined yards and almost 20 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl and Rookie of the Year.

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

When Young said he missed the game of football, his sincerity shone through.

So why did Young decide to make a comeback at age 33? Young bounced back in 2009, his fourth year in league, combining for more than 2,100 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named Comeback Player of the Year, as well as earning a trip to his second Pro Bowl.

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Young, a native of Houston, now works for Texas promoting diversity and community engagement. After his season in Philadelphia, he had short tryouts with Buffalo (2012), Green Bay (2013) and Cleveland (2014). I'm so excited to play the game again. He announced his retirement shortly thereafter.

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.

Derek Dennis, the CFL's top lineman past year with Calgary who signed with Saskatchewan this off-season as a free agent, tweeted "All I gotta say is don't worry about getting touched in that pocket!" I've played this game, I know football.

With excerpts from the CFL, Saskatchewan Roughriders, CBS Sports and Houston Chronicle.

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