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Vince Young Released By The Green Bay Packers

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Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images.
Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images.

Vince Young tweeted over the weekend that he will not be a part of the Green Bay Packers’ plans for the upcoming season.

"Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season."

@VinceYoung

A calm and thankful farewell from Vince Young to the Packers organization, who gave him a shot to be a backup quarterback. Young, who was the runner up to Reggie Bush in the 2005 Heisman race, was battling with B.J. Coleman for the second-string position behind starting QB Aaron Rodgers.

He was drafted by and played for the Tennessee Titans for five years before going to the Philadelphia Eagles for a season, and then went to the Buffalo Bills where he was cut before the 2012 season.

Many thought Young had a very good chance to win the backup position in Green Bay and were surprised by his tweet. Young was 26-of-49 for 218 yards, completing one passing touchdown and fumbling three times this preseason.