Vince Young may now be the backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. According to ESPN on Saturday evening (August 24), the Packers released Graham Harrell, clearing the way for Vince to get a final roster spot with the team.
It didn't hurt that Young had a good game against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night (August 23), helping to orchestrate an 11-play, 80-yard scoring drive. He finished it off with a 1-yard touchdown pass, showing that he still works well in the red zone. Young finished the game completing 6-of-7 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. He also had 39 rushing yards to his credit on that final drive.
While Young likely won't get much playing time during the 2013 NFL season because of Aaron Rodgers starting, serving as a backup on a Super Bowl contender isn't that bad of a job. The decision hasn't been made by the front office yet, but with the release of Harrell, it seems very likely that he is about to get another shot.
The next preseason game for the Packers comes against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 29 and it is very likely that Young will see most of the action at quarterback. If he plays really well, an announcement about his role on the team could come soon after.
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