Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bills to work out Vince Young

Vince Young is still without a team, but according to reportS, that could change soon.

Bills to work out Vince Young

Vince Young will work out for the Bills Wednesday, according to reports. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Vince Young will work out for the Bills Wednesday, according to reports. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Vince Young is still without a team, but according to reportS, that could change soon.

The Buffalo Bills will work Young out Wednesday, according to the team's Web site. In one season with the Eagles, Young started three games. He led a comeback against the Giants, but did not play well against the Patriots or Seahawks (to be fair, the defense stunk in those losses too).

Overall, Young completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 866 yards. He threw four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

More than his play, Young will forever be remembered around these parts for his "Dream Team" comment at training camp, which came to symbolize the Eagles' active offseason and ensuing disappointing 8-8 record.

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The goal last year was to rehab his game (and his image) with Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg before landing a starting spot in 2012. That obviously didn't happen, but Young has a chance to earn a backup job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo. Originally the third overall pick by the Titans back in 2006, Young turns 29 later this month.

EAGLES IN THE RANKINGS

Earlier Tuesday, I posted a What they're saying about the Eagles piece, but there are a couple links from this afternoon to get to.

ESPN.com's crew of writers apparently loves what the Eagles did in the draft, because the Birds moved from No. 12 to No. 7 in their power rankings:

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman liked his draft. He should have. Philadelphia got better on defense.

Meanwhile, Greg Cosell of NFL Films says the Eagles showed their true colors in the draft:

You defend the pass in two ways: pressure and coverage (with pressure being the primary element). The Eagles traded up to take Fletcher Cox with the 12th overall pick and they selected Vinny Curry in the second round. Both Cox and Curry are pass rushers, first and foremost. Their ability to play the run was not a relevant consideration in the process. The Eagles’ world view is clear (and has been for some time): You can never have enough pass rushers in a passing league. The brain trust adamantly believes you don’t fail to compete in this modern-day NFL because of your inability to defend the run. That’s not even on their philosophical radar.

MONITORING THE RB SITUATION

On Monday, I wrote about the state of the Eagles' running back situation. Later in the day, GM Howie Roseman told reporters he didn't anticipate signing a veteran running back or safety.

But according to Adam Caplan, they put in a waiver claim for Deji Karim, who wound up going to the Colts. Karim (5-11, 200) spent the last two seasons with the Jaguars, carrying 98 times for 290 yards (3.0 YPC). He also had 17 catches for 130 yards.

Originally a sixth-round pick in 2010 (180th overall), Karim is 25.


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