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Report: Raiders not considering Vince Young


The Raiders are no longer a potential suitor for free-agent quarterback Vince Young, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

The Raiders added Tyler Wilson to their QB depth chart on the final day of the NFL draft, and Wilson’s arrival closes the door on Young being a fit in Oakland, Rapoport said. The Raiders also have Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor at quarterback.

Rapoport also reported that Young is “not interested” in the Canadian Football League. The Montreal Alouettes hold Young’s rights, but general manager Jim Popp has told multiple media outlets that Young, were he to join the club, would back up current starter Anthony Calvillo.

Young, whom we added to our All-Unemployed Team on Wednesday, has not appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2011 with Philadelphia. The Bills released him last August.

Young, who turns 30 later this month, is still relatively young for a quarterback. It’s hard to believe he wouldn’t get another look from an NFL team at some point. However, the draft may well have taken away some of the opportunities that could have been available to him.

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29 Responses to “Report: Raiders not considering Vince Young”
  1. noburghfan says: May 1, 2013 8:20 PM

    Maybe him and Tebow could start a QB camp ?

  2. comatrip1 says: May 1, 2013 8:35 PM

    The real question here, Wilkening, is if they are considering Tebow.

  3. coltzfan166 says: May 1, 2013 8:45 PM

    Maybe he could compete as a backup in the CFL

  4. nmrdr795 says: May 1, 2013 8:49 PM

    Man it’s refreshing how the raiders are staying quiet. No dumb arrest no dumb picks or fa signings. I’m proud to be a raider fan. Big reg is the man. He got two extra picks in the draft by outsmarting two other gms and atleast half his picks will be longterm starters on the raiders.

    The “experts” said menelik watson is either a superstar or bust but either way reg got that pick for free.

    The de situation was stirred up by the “experts”. I honestly thought we needed a cb better than a de. Our db s where the worst last year and the nation could see that. Big reg knows he ll find a diamond in the rough for Dr but our dbs needed help and big reg came through…..what was this article about?

  5. GenXJay says: May 1, 2013 9:00 PM

    Knowing Jamarcus Russell was working on a comeback, if I were Young, I would seriously reconsider that Canuck League.

  6. therealraider says: May 1, 2013 9:11 PM

    Do the Montreal Alouettes hold every QBs rights?

  7. jprcox says: May 1, 2013 9:23 PM

    I don’t understand why Seattle or SF, or even Washington don’t seriously consider Young. Those teams need a player like Young to come in and run an offense that Young is very proficient at running.

    The backups for those teams – McCoy, Quinn etc – don’t integrate as well and someone like Young.

    For that matter, Seneca Wallace is another QB who would be a better backup for all those teams.

  8. silvernblak says: May 1, 2013 9:26 PM

    Had they been interested they would have pulled the trigger months ago. RM is on an average age signing of 27 yrs old and less. Obviousely the future is part of along term plan as well. No more aging veterans with attitudes and no tread on the tires, they gone!

  9. firestarter0728 says: May 1, 2013 9:26 PM

    After further questioning, the Raiders revealed they are not considering Tim Tebow either. Or JaMarcus Russell.

  10. culturalelitist says: May 1, 2013 9:27 PM

    The fact that he won’t consider the CFL speaks volumes. Vince Young doesn’t want to play. He wants to collect a hefty paycheck as an NFL backup.

  11. calibear831 says: May 1, 2013 9:28 PM

    I thought this became apparent after they drafted tylor Wilson!

  12. mythaimyke says: May 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Young?????? Thank you Reggie for not considering him! Next is Pryor, he’s not an NFL QB, either! R-A-I-D-E-R-S!!!!!!!
    Looks like Reggie does know football!

  13. dirtdawg54 says: May 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    It’s hard to believe a team won’t take him? Really? What’s to like about him? Is it his 57% pass completion percentage? His QB rating of 74? His 51 ints versus 46 Tds? His poor attitude? His questionable decision making skills? His immaturity?

    Yeah. Really hard to believe a team would pass on this putz.

  14. cometkazie says: May 1, 2013 10:08 PM

    Is anyone considering Vince Young?

    Another outstanding college talent that couldn’t hack it as a pro.

  15. tooz72 says: May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    No Al = No dumb football moves

  16. mikeybworld says: May 1, 2013 10:22 PM

    vince young suck

  17. cfsilence says: May 1, 2013 11:09 PM

    At 30 Young is “relatively young” for a QB, but Brandon Weeden gets all the “senior citizen” jokes at 29.

    Makes total sense…I guess.

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 1, 2013 11:21 PM

    Sounds like Young and Tebow could be competing to see who can back up the great Anthony Calvillo. The Italian Stallion, I like to call him.

  19. greenmeattruck says: May 2, 2013 1:25 AM

    They don’t want an astounding athelete who scored 7 on the wonderlic?! Al Davis really is gone, isn’t he?

  20. Sandra Lee's Cans says: May 2, 2013 3:41 AM

    If Young is relatively young at 30, why is Brandon Weeden old at 29?

  21. joetoronto says: May 2, 2013 5:27 AM

    “The Raiders are no longer a potential suitor for free-agent quarterback Vince Young, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.”

    This is a nice way of saying “We screwed up, the Raiders were never interested in Vince Young.”

  22. GenXJay says: May 2, 2013 6:44 AM

    Vince should seriously reconsider signing on into the Canuck League.
    Since, Jamarcus Russell is working on a comeback.

  23. ijahru says: May 2, 2013 8:22 AM

    If VY had anything left to offer the Bills would not have drafted EJ Manual this year

  24. vfan76 says: May 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    Rumor has it that the Raiders are holding out for Russell to come back.

  25. tennesseeoilers says: May 2, 2013 9:49 AM

    As a former Vince Young fan, I actually like the idea of VY going to Washington. Being RGIII’s back-up might be exactly what he needs. Vince could see how a real leader and student of the game carries himself. If Vince would truly humble himself (not posing for the cameras like going public with his apology to Jeff Fisher) and learn from someone like Griffin (clearly Vince’s mental and emotional superior), VY could perhaps revive his NFL career after all.

  26. walkinginthewasteland says: May 2, 2013 11:19 AM

    I am shocked that the Raiders dont want to try another headcase mobile QB after their experiences with JaMarcus Bustell.

  27. fahmundamahbalsaq says: May 2, 2013 3:34 PM

    The only reason VY is considering a comeback is to make the league minimum so he can throw a birthday party for himself.

  28. vfan76 says: May 3, 2013 10:52 PM

    I just heard the Raiders gave up on Russel and are not trying to reach Ryan Leaf.

  29. raidernation81601 says: May 4, 2013 10:03 PM

    Vince Young would be an upgrade for the Vikings,the Jaguars,and would be a good back up for the Panthers, or the Bears, but not for the Raiders
    we don’t need any distractions.

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