Two great college quarterbacks who are just hoping for a chance in the NFL worked out in Oakland this week.
Vince Young and Troy Smith both worked out for the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Raiders also worked out Seneca Wallace and were expected to sign him, but ended up taking a pass.
Young is a two-time Pro Bowler who hasn’t been with an NFL team since the Bills cut him in the preseason last year. He has been openly campaigning for another shot and publicly promising that he has learned all the right lessons about how to conduct himself as a professional both on and off the field, but so far he has found no takers.
Smith’s most recent NFL game action took place when he started six games for the 49ers in 2010. He spent most of the 2012 offseason with the Steelers but was cut before training camp.
Young led Texas to the national championship at the end of the 2005 college football season and was the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy and was a fifth-round pick of the Ravens in 2007.
The Raiders have just two quarterbacks on the roster, Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor, and will add at least one more in the coming weeks.