GREEN BAY, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed veteran quarterback Vince Young to a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of 840-thousand dollars.
Various media reports said the Packers called Young’s agent after Number-three quarterback B-J Coleman threw a pair of interceptions during Saturday’s Family Night scrimmage. It was a sign that the Packers want Aaron Rodgers’ back-up to be more experienced. Graham Harrell served as Rodgers’ only back-up a year ago.
The 30-year-old Young reportedly auditioned for the Packers yesterday. He’s a six-year N-F-L veteran with Tennessee and Philadelphia. Young did not play last season, after the Buffalo Bills cut him at the end of their training camp. His best year was in 2010, with 10 touchdown passes and three interceptions for the Eagles with a 98-point-six passer rating.
The Packers did not practice yesterday, and team officials were not available for interviews. The Packers have still not confirmed that left tackle Bryan Bulaga tore an A-C-L knee ligament on Saturday night – and that he appears to be out for the year.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette says rookie David Bakhtiari has the best chance of replacing Bulaga on the left side, which means that Marshall Newhouse would stay at right tackle.
Bakhtiari, a fourth-round rookie, has impressed the coaches during the first week-plus of Training Camp. The Packers return to practice today. Their first exhibition game is on Friday night at home against Arizona.