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Vince Young to land tomorrow

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- As Kevin Kolb touches down in Arizona, the Eagles' newest backup quarterback will be flying here tomorrow and checking into training camp at Lehigh University.

Vince Young to land tomorrow

Vince Young will report to Bethlehem on Saturday. (John Russell/AP)
Vince Young will report to Bethlehem on Saturday. (John Russell/AP)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- As Kevin Kolb touches down in Arizona, the Eagles' newest backup quarterback will be flying here tomorrow and checking into training camp at Lehigh University.

The Vince Young deal is done, NFL sources confirmed. The Eagles just need to announce it today at 6 p.m. It took the team a little less than half a day to address their backup quarterback need after dealing Kolb to Arizona.

Young is probably the best available quarterback willing to be a backup on the market. It's fair to assume that he agreed to a one-year deal in the hopes of becoming coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's latest reclamation project.

The last project was asked about Young coming to the Eagles.

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"It's going to be a positive affect," Michael Vick said. "I think Vince will mature as a player and get better, as far as understanding what this offense is about. I think it will help him long-term. ... And if we ever need him he's there for us."

Young has had some ups and downs to his career, but he has a 30-17 career mark as a starter for Tennessee.

"I think Vince has done well," Vick said. "He's just had some tough breaks, but you see a lot of guys in this league that have some inconsistencies in their career and they're able to change it down the stretch of their career."

The 28-year-old Young had some issues whenever he was booed by Titans fans.

"We all have a problem with booing," Vick said. "We all hate getting booed."

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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