Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vince Young an option to back up Vick?

One of the more intriguing names that has been mentioned as a potential backup for Michael Vick is Titans quarterback Vince Young.

Vince Young an option to back up Vick?

Could Vince Young be an option as the Eagles´ backup? (AP Photo / John Raoux)
Could Vince Young be an option as the Eagles' backup? (AP Photo / John Raoux) JOHN RAOUX / Associated Press

One of the more intriguing names that has been mentioned as a potential backup for Michael Vick is Titans quarterback Vince Young.

Young is technically still under contract with Tennessee, but reports suggest they are going to release him and his salary.

Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Eagles (along with the Dolphins) have done a lot of work evaluating Young, who has had an up and down five years with the Titans, but is only 28 years old.

Tennessee went 30-17 in the 47 games Young started, even though he put together a QB rating of just 75.7.

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The Eagles need to decide which direction they want to go in, assuming they trade Kevin Kolb. My thought was they'd be more likely to go with a safer option than Young, but Young has more of an upside than many of the other possibilities.


** Kolb is still an Eagle, and according to Paul Domowitch of the Daily News, a trade is not expected to go down today. The Birds are clearly trying to get all they can for Kolb, which is a fine strategy, as long as the top cornerbacks on the market don't get signed. And that hasn't happened yet. The Eagles can't afford to hold off, have a deal with the Cardinals fall through and then be left without a right corner.

** Not sure what to make of Vick's comments about DeSean Jackson. Jackson has a base salary of $565,000 in 2011 and is looking for an extension, but it's not as if the Eagles have been telling him no way (unless they have said that behind closed doors). The Eagles' hands have been tied with the lockout and the 30 percent rule last year. Unless Jackson and Drew Rosenhaus are being completely unreasonable in their demands, my guess would be the Eagles have extending Jackson on their to-do list. If I were a betting man, I'd say he shows up at Lehigh tomorrow. I'm not sure holding out is the right way to express his displeasure, and I don't think it'd draw a very favorable reaction from Andy Reid and his teammates, who are looking to win a Super Bowl coming off a shortened offseason.

** The Packers are expected to cut 30-year-old linebacker Nick Barnett, and he listed the Eagles as one of four teams he'd like to play for in a radio interview with Adam Schein. Barnett played in just four games last season and has played in 29 games in the last three seasons because of injuries. My guess is the Eagles will go with what they have at linebacker, having drafted five in the last two years.

** Going around the NFC East, the Giants plan on releasing Rich Seubert, according to Mike Garafolo of Seubert is 32 and had knee surgery in the offseason. He started 62 of 64 games for the Giants in the last four seasons. Lineman Shaun O'Hara is gone too, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. O'Hara started 97 games in seven seasons for the Giants. And Shawn Andrews is expected to be released, but his agent said he has not heard from the Giants yet.

** Meanwhile, the Cowboys are cleaning house. Per ESPN Dallas, they are cutting guard Leonard Davis, wide receiver Roy Williams and running back Marion Barber. The Cowboys might also get rid of offensive lineman Marc Colombo. Davis started 64 straight games for Dallas in the last four seasons. Barber spent six seasons there (although it feels like 16). And Williams went to Dallas for a first-, third- and sixth-round pick a few years ago. He had fewer than 40 catches and 600 yards in each of his two seasons in Dallas.

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