Vince Young eyes the Riders

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

The agent rep­re­sent­ing for­mer NFL quar­ter­back Vince Young says he’s talk­ing to the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers about his client play­ing in the CFL.

“#VinceYoung We have opened dis­cus­sions with Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers of @CFL for @VinceYoung10 @Longhorn_FB @LonghornNet­work,” agent Leigh Stein­berg tweeted.

Young is on Saskatchewan’s ne­go­ti­a­tion list, giv­ing them CFL ex­clu­siv­ity to the for­mer Texas star.

On Wed­nes­day, Stein­berg wel­comed his new client on Twit­ter and said the Pro Bowl quar­ter­back “has dream of play­ing more foot­ball, be­ing role model.”

Young, who turns 34 in May, hasn’t been on an NFL ros­ter since the 2014 off-sea­son, when he was with Cleve­land for two weeks be­fore be­ing re­leased. He hasn’t played in a reg­u­lar-sea­son NFL game since 2011 when he was with Philadel­phia.

Af­ter a record-filled col­lege ca­reer at Texas, which he led to the na­tional cham­pi­onship in the 2006 Rose Bowl, Young was drafted third over­all by Ten­nessee later that year. He was the AP Of­fen­sive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl, and was se­lected again fol­low­ing the 2009 sea­son but never fully lived up to lofty ex­pec­ta­tions.

Last month, Young pleaded no con­test and was sen­tenced to 18 months of pro­ba­tion for a 2016 drunk driv­ing ar­rest in Austin, Texas. He cur­rently works for Texas pro­mot­ing diver­sity and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

KIM D. JOHN­SON, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Vince Young in his finest game, the Jan. 4, 2006, na­tional cham­pi­onship game.

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