Former NFL QB Vince Young waived by Roughriders – Sporting News

Vince Young’s football career is once again on hold.

After the former NFL quarterback tore his hamstring last week, his CFL team — the Saskatchewan Roughriders — decided to waive him.

#VinceYoung suffered a torn hamstring in training camp w @sskroughriders which needs time to heal and he has been waived. @TexasFB

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) June 17, 2017

The 34-year-old Young, who signed with the Roughriders back in March, is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. However, that timeline coincides poorly with the Roughriders’ season opener on June 22.

Young retired from the NFL in 2014 after he was released by the Browns. He was selected third overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Titans, but the team released him in 2010 after a falling out with then-head coach Jeff Fisher.

Young has not played in a regular-season NFL game since 2011, when he appeared in six games with the Eagles.

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