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Packers sign Vince Young to one-year deal

08/06/2013 5:59 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Vince Young threw 866 yards in six games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. (AP)
The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young to a one-year deal, bringing the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year back to the league after a one-year hiatus.

Young, now 30, threw for 866 yards in six games in his last NFL action with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He signed with Buffalo as a free agent in the spring of 2012, but was cut during training camp last summer and did not play in 2012.

He impressed scouts somewhat while working out at the University of Texas' Pro Day this spring and said at the time that his agent was "working on" a return to the NFL. Young now will compete with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman for spots backing up Aaron Rodgers.

Should Young make the team, his addition could benefit the Packers greatly in the immediate short term. Green Bay will play its first two games against San Francisco and Washington, and Young's mobility and skill set could help him effectively mirror both Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III in practices.

The Packers made a move with their wide receiving corps on Tuesday as well, placing Sederrick Cunningham on injured reserve and signing rookie Justin Wilson. 

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