PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled by Mark Anderson #95 of the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News is reporting that veteran free agent quarterback Vince Young will be in Orchard Park tomorrow (Wednesday) to work out for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have confirmed that the workout will take place.
Young, who will turn 29 later this month, is coming off of a one-year run as a reserve quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he appeared in six games and sported a 60.8 quarterback rating in 2011. The one-time No. 3 overall pick of the Tennessee Titans - he was chosen two slots after Bills defensive end Mario Williams at the top of the 2006 NFL Draft - has made 50 career starts, is 31-19 in those contests, and has two Pro Bowl berths to his name.
The Bills are coming off of a third straight draft process in which they did not take an early-round quarterback, and Young is by far the highest-profile quarterback that the team has pursued in any way since GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey were hired in 2010. Young, if signed, would create competition for the backup job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, dueling 2011 free agent signee Tyler Thigpen for that role. His potential signing would also allow Brad Smith to play wide receiver full-time, and give the Bills four legitimate quarterbacks.
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