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Bills Agree on a One-Year Deal with QB Vince Young

The Bills have their backup QB for the 2012 season, as Friday the team came to terms with free agent quarterback Vince Young on a one-year contract.

The deal for Young is worth $2 mil with another $1 million available in playing time incentives.

The No. 3 overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, Young is a two-time Pro Bowler has completed 57.9 percent of 1,304 pass attempts for 8,964 yards with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in a 61-game career that includes 50 starts. Young started three games for an injured Michael Vick last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 57.9 percent of 114 pass attempts for 866 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Young worked out for Buffalo last Wednesday. He will be 29 later on this month.

The Bills are invested in starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, signing him to a $52.57 million contract extension last October. Depth at the position is an issue for the Bills, with wide receiver/quarterback Brad Smith and Tyler Thigpen currently backing up Fitzpatrick. Young’s athleticism and ability to throw on the move make him a good fit scheme-wise in Chan Gailey’s offense.


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One Response to “Bills Agree on a One-Year Deal with QB Vince Young”

  1. Shawn says:

    I’m a little bit excited that Young will be on the team. I think Fitz needs a little competition.

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