Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bills sign Vince Young

Vince Young has found his next stop.

Bills sign Vince Young

Vince Young has signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Vince Young has signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Vince Young has found his next stop.

He has signed with the Bills for a one-year deal worth $2M (another $1M available in bonuses), according to ESPN's Chris Moretensen.

Young spent last season with the Eagles, completing 57.9 percent of his passes for 866 yards. He started three games (losses to the Patriots and Seahawks and a win against the Giants), throwing four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

But more than his play, Young will be remembered for two words: Dream Team. That's what he deemed the Eagles at Lehigh after the Birds made several high-profile moves to their roster.

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The goal was for Young to work with Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg, rehab his image and land a starting job in 2012. Instead, he'll have to settle for a backup role behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.


At this time last year, it looked like Jamaal Jackson was healthy and ready to resume his role as the Eagles' starting center.

Now, he's trying out up the road for the New York Giants, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Jackson, who turned 32 earlier this month, has started just one game in the past two seasons. That was the opener in 2010 against the Packers, where Jackson suffered a torn triceps. He looked like he was ready to go last summer at training camp, and I thought he played well in the preseason, but Howard Mudd preferred the more athletic Jason Kelce.

Jackson spent the season as Kelce's backup and played just 17 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. In 2009, his season came to an end after Jackson tore his ACL in Week 16 against the Broncos.

Assuming he's healthy, Jackson should be able to catch on somewhere and extend his career. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Delaware State, he started 72 games in seven seasons for the Eagles.


The NFL Network is running through its Top 100 list, and DeSean Jackson recently came in at No. 71, dropping 42 spots from the previous season. Gregg Rosenthal of thinks Jackson didn't fall far enough after his 2011 performance:

DeSean Jackson fell 42 spots to No. 71, but how is he on this list at all? Jackson was one the worst punt returners in the league last year. His effort seemed to go up and down, and he still hasn't learned to be a complete receiver. (Jackson is an incredible deep threat, but can't run that many routes. Like the ones over the middle.)

Like too much of the Top 100 list, Jackson's placement was based on previous performance. In no way could Jackson be seen as a top-10 receiver. Based on last season, he doesn't belong.

Nnamdi Asomugha, meanwhile, dropped from No. 18 to No. 79.


Greg Cosell of NFL Films recently wrote about Michael Vick, saying the Eagles quarterback needs to be more disciplined to put everything together in 2012:

There always will be breathtaking moments. Vick is a transcendent athlete, capable of extraordinary throws and runs at any given moment. Yet he always leaves you wanting more. The reason, in simplest terms: Vick is not, to this day, an accomplished passer. He remains a week-to-week player with little stability or continuity to his game. He’s always dangerous, at times dazzling, but seldom consistent.

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