Vince Young’s agent says he’s finalizing deal with Roughriders

leighsteinberg 2 Texas boys about to battle it out.”But Glenn, an 18-year CFL veteran, responded on Twitter with: “BoLeviMitchell CFL leighsteinberg you giving him the job already lol.”Derek Dennis, the CFL’s top lineman last year with Calgary who signed with Saskatchewan this off-season as a free agent, tweeted “All I gotta say is don’t worry about getting touched in that pocket!”Young spent eight seasons in the NFL, completing 755-of-1,304 passes (57.9 per cent) for 8,964 yards with 46 TDs and 51 interceptions in 60 career games. The Riders signed Kevin Glenn, 37, for his third stint with the CFL club and also have Canadian Brandon Bridge and Americans G.J. He also ran 282 times for 1,459 yards (5.2-yard average) with 12 TDs but also lost 12-of-40 career fumbles.Earlier this week, Steinberg said Young had spoken to Chris Jones, the Riders head coach/GM. Steinberg added Young was not only impressed with Jones but also the Riders’ rabid fans and the prospect of playing at the new Mosaic Stadium.Steinberg added Young was very serious about his comeback and had become fully entrenched in off-season workouts. It seems Vince Young will make his football comeback in Canada.Young’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, tweeted Wednesday he was en route to Regina to finalize a deal between his client and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Steinberg also felt Young’s mobility would make for an easier adjustment to Canadian football.This won’t mark the first time a client of Steinberg’s has ventured north.He represented quarterback Warren Moon, running back Jim Germany and receivers Tommy Scott and Waddell Smith when they were helping the Edmonton Eskimos win Grey Cups from 1978-82. Last month, Young pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 18 months of probation for a 2016 drunk-driving arrest in Austin, Texas.Young, a native of Houston, currently works for Texas promoting diversity and community engagement.News of Young’s arrival in Saskatchewan prompted Calgary quarterback Bo Levi, a fellow Texan to tweet: “Looking forward to battling this guy. On Monday, Steinberg told The Canadian Press he expected his client to decide his football future either later this week or early next.Steinberg created a stir on Twitter last month by saying he was talking to the Riders about the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback playing in Canada this season. And in 2006, former NFL rushing leader Ricky Williams played for the Toronto Argonauts after being suspended by the NFL following a fourth positive drug test. On Wednesday, Steinberg tweeted that Young would decide his football future by the end of this week.Saskatchewan has been looking for a starter since trading veteran Darian Durant’s rights to the Montreal Alouettes in January. He was drafted third overall by Tennessee that year and went on to become the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and earn a Pro Bowl selection.He went to the Pro Bowl again following the 2009 season. The six-foot-five, 232-pound Young is on Saskatchewan’s negotiation list, giving it CFL exclusivity to the former University of Texas star.The development isn’t overly surprising. Big name coming to the CFL. A source said Young was also making the trip and the Riders were planning to unveil him at a news conference sometime Thursday. Kinne, Jake Waters and Bryan Bennett on the roster.Young turns 34 in May and hasn’t been on an NFL roster since the 2014 off-season when he was with Cleveland Browns for two weeks. He hasn’t played in a regular-season NFL game since 2011 when he was with Philadelphia.Young enjoyed a banner career at Texas, leading the Longhorns to an NCAA championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

Barcelona mounts massive comeback to oust PSG from Champions League

“I have never seen a better communion between team and supporters. You call it ”miracle“, we call it ”normal“ #ForcaBarca.”It was a demoralizing end for PSG. Coach Luis Enrique, who announced he would leave the club this summer, embraced Neymar and any other player or staff member within reach.“What defines this victory is faith, the faith of my players, the faith of our fans. The draw for the quarterfinals will be held in Nyon, Switzerland on March 17. PSG seemed certain to go through after Edinson Cavani scored a valuable away goal following Barcelona’s opening salvo of three goals, which included a Lionel Messi penalty.Barcelona needed three more goals to advance, and the feat seemed impossible even after Neymar found the net with a free kick in the 88th minute.But the Brazil striker converted a penalty in the 90th and then followed up with a chipped pass for substitute Roberto to steer the ball beyond goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in injury time.“This is the best match of my career,” Neymar said. No child or adult here at Camp Nou will forget this night,” Luis Enrique said. But this team, if there is something it has proven, it’s that it is made for nights like this.”Barcelona had set a precedent in the 2012-13 season’s Round of 16 when it became the first team to erase a 2-0 away leg loss by roaring back to beat AC Milan 4-0.Nothing, however, compared to the challenge faced against PSG, a side that hadn’t lost in 16 matches overall and completely outplayed Barcelona during the first leg in Paris.Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan tweeted after the match: “You call it ”football team“, we call it ”Barca“. For the past week I have been crazy to play this match, and we have made history.“I just told Sergi Roberto to get in the area, that he would score a goal.”The winner sent Barcelona’s bench flooding onto the pitch as the stadium celebrated the club’s 10th consecutive appearance in the quarterfinals. “The first half was more about our mistakes.”The visitors’ entire backline was frozen when Rafinha’s routine cross came into the box in the third minute, and Luis Suarez was able to nod a bouncing ball over Trapp.PSG was running scared from there on, lamely trying to hunker down in its area and wait for the clock to tick down.Defender Layvin Kurzawa was at fault for Barcelona’s second goal in the 40th, when he turned Andres Iniesta’s back-heeled flick into his own net and ignited the 96,000-plus crowd.Another PSG defender, right back Thomas Meunier, was behind Messi’s penalty in the 50th after he clumsily thrust his shoulder into Neymar’s legs while trying to recover his position in the box.Emery finally ordered his players briefly forward.That was when Cavani stepped in for French champions, rifling in Kurzawa’s headed pass in the 62nd moments after he had hit the post in the visitors’ only threats.But Barcelona never stopped pressing, despite needing three goals.And Neymar led the way, pulling off one of the most remarkable sequences seen at the ground of the five-time champions.He struck first with a curling free kick from the left flank that slipped inside Trapp’s near post.Next, he took responsibility for converting the spot kick after Suarez was shouldered down by Marquinhos in the box.The best was saved for last, when his pass was lofted over the defence and fell for Roberto to stretch out far enough and turn the ball into the net.“I just threw myself forward,” said Roberto, who went on in the 76th minute. Sergi Roberto’s dramatic late goal set up by Neymar sent the Nou Camp fans wild and made their team the first to overturn a 4-0 first-leg defeat since the Champions League format started in the 1992-93 season. We overran them, they didn’t cross midfield.”Barcelona played with all the intensity that PSG was lacking for the entire match, and didn’t need its trademark passing attacks to get its first three goals.PSG coach Unai Emery’s strategy of not pressuring Barcelona backfired, as his team sat back and passively let the hosts hem them into their box.“We wasted a great chance and we know it,” Emery said. Instead, it must remain in the second-tier of talented but ultimately flawed European teams.“Three weeks after winning 4-0, we lose 6-1. “It was difficult after the match in Paris. That’s very, very hard to accept,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.In the night’s other second-leg match, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick and Christian Pulisic claimed his first Champions League goal as Borussia Dortmund overcame Benfica 4-0 to advance with a 4-1 win on aggregate. Barcelona completed the biggest comeback in Champions League history by beating Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals on Wednesday, scoring the decisive goal of a 6-5 victory on aggregate in the fifth minute of stoppage time.With Neymar on inspired form, Barcelona scored three times from the 88th minute. “After the loss in Paris, we were all very down. The French side was on the verge of avenging quarterfinal exits to Barcelona in 2013 and 2015 and earning an elusive marquee victory that its Qatari owners were longing for.

Leafs will need to keep Flyers’ Simmonds in check

That is why their 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night was much more important than just the fact it brought them to within one point of the Maple Leafs in the chase for the last Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot.All six goals for the Flyers came during five-on-five play, which was a boost for the team’s confidence since it was the first time they scored that many goals five-on-five this season. While the 28-year-old Toronto native has been a little less productive lately – two goals in his past six games – with 27 goals and 17 games left in the season he is in position to beat his career high of 32 from last year.More than one Flyers observer feels Simmonds has been the team’s most valuable player this season.“He’s been great for us all the way through,” Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol said. “He competes at all different levels. You have to make that extra play, get that extra goal to get those extra points.Thursday’s game, the Flyers’ second of a four-game trip, is one of the most important of the season for both teams. Every game we’ve had is one or two goals. With 72 points, the Leafs are one point behind the New York Islanders, who hold the second and last Eastern Conference wild-card spot. It’s a tight league, there’s a lot of parity, anyone can win on a given night. Going into the Sabres game, in five-on-five play the Flyers had been outscored 127-91 and only 69 per cent of their goals came at even-strength, which was at the bottom of the league ranking.“The whole team’s had trouble scoring,” Simmonds said. “I enjoy playing here. No matter what style of hockey is being played in the NHL, Wayne Simmonds will always be in vogue.Even if most lineups these days feature whippets who can stickhandle as fast as they skate, coaches will always take a big winger like Simmonds who parks himself in front of the goaltender and whacks rebounds into the net. The Flyers are two points behind the Leafs, who were given Wednesday off by head coach Mike Babcock.Adding to the fun for Simmonds is that he will be playing in his hometown with a large group of family and friends from the old Scarborough neighbourhood sure to be in the seats at the Air Canada Centre. If opposing defencemen don’t like it, the Philadelphia Flyers power forward will knock them on their butts and/or deliver a knuckle sandwich if needs be. I relish every chance I get to play in Toronto.” “I play with some pretty good players so I get the puck, give it to them and get my boots moving.” His boots are always moving toward the net, ready to convert a pass or deflect a shot from centre Claude Giroux or left winger Jordan Weal.“It’s all about getting in front of a goalie’s eyes, taking his eyes away, getting opportunities,” Simmonds said. If the Toronto Maple Leafs are to keep the Flyers behind them in the playoff race, then dealing with Simmonds in Thursday’s game should be near the top of the priorities list. “If you get opportunities, you’ve got nothing to worry about.”But opportunities were not presenting themselves to the Flyers much this season. “[Tuesday’s] game, that was huge for us. He’s a leader off the ice.“The things he brings to the table, day-in and day-out, that people don’t have any idea of … are what makes him a real stalwart in our locker room and in our lineup. … Everybody knows he’s one of the top power forwards in our game [but] some people don’t know the quality of the character and the person.”As the 6-foot-2 Simmonds sees it, the job remains the same for him no matter what kind of game those around him are playing.“For me, it’s get the puck to the speed guys, that never changes,” he said. Even after nine years in the NHL that never gets old.“It’s always fun to come home, though, see friends and family, and play in this atmosphere,” Simmonds said.

Ezzrett ‘Sugarfoot’ Anderson, legendary Calgary Stampeder, dies at 97

That was one of my favourite memories.” Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson, one of the first African-Americans to play in the CFL, died Wednesday. True Legend,” Fraser tweeted.In 1949, it appeared Anderson’s football career was over.The former Kentucky State star — who had earned the nickname Sugarfoot for his deft skills and speed — had played semi-pro football in the Los Angeles area during the mid-1940s. He was added to the Stampeders’ Wall of Fame in 1990 and inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.Eric Fraser, a defensive back with the B.C. I wonder what would have happened if we had won the game. He also had no problem speaking up, especially after Lear — a player-coach at the time — jumped offside in a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.“I was the captain of the team,” Anderson said. “So they talked me into coming to Calgary.“That is how I became a Stampeder.”At the time of the meeting, Anderson had never heard of Calgary. Prior to that, there had not been a black player in the NFL since the 1933 season.Strode spent one season with the Rams before landing in Calgary in 1948, helping the Stampeders win the first Grey Cup in franchise history.Anderson earned all-star honours in his first CFL season. He was 97.The Calgary Stampeders, who Anderson played with for six seasons, made the announcement on their Twitter account.“It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Stamps legend Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson today at the age of 97 #RIPSuagrfoot,” the club tweeted. “And we lost.“I was wondering if we had won the game. The six-foot-four Anderson played with Calgary from 1949 until 1955. After his playing days, Anderson remained with the organization as a ticket-account representative and ambassador.Anderson registered 142 receptions for 2,020 yards and 10 TDs with Calgary. Lions who spent his first four CFL seasons with Calgary (2010-13) paid tribute to Anderson.“RIP. But a surprise awaited Anderson and his teammates upon their return home.“What impressed me about the people in this city is that 60,000 people were waiting for us at the station,” he said. But ultimately, it’s where the native of Nashville, Ark., called home, settling there after his playing days were over.Ironically, Strode and former UCLA teammate Kenny Washington made history when they signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 1946. The population at that time was 125,000. But by ‘49, Anderson had embarked on an acting career.It was in between takes on a movie set when Anderson met up with Woody Strode — a former teammate also turned actor — who was accompanied by then Stampeders head coach Les Lear.“Woody told Les Lear I was the greatest tight end in the world,” Anderson recalled in a story on the Stampeders’ website. “And I walked up to him and I said, `If you ever jump offside like that again, I’m going to choke you.’“He looked at me and he said, ”I’ll never do it again, Sugar.’“Calgary reached the Grey Cup that year, only to lose to the Montreal Alouettes.

Blend of John Morris and Jim Cotter a boon at Brier

“He’s just unbelievable at reading ice. fourth Jim Cotter since they reunited last spring.“There’s people in this world that you work really well with and there’s people that you don’t,” Morris said. I think it takes a little bit of pressure off me.”With a steady front end in second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, it did not take long for the team’s chemistry to return.“I think we’ve got a pretty good balance and equilibrium on this team and we’re getting really close to finding a really good groove,” Morris said. It’s just sometimes you work really well with people. “But that’s certainly our upper limit I think.”Earlier, Jacobs defeated New Brunswick’s Mike Kennedy 6-5. team started slowly at this year’s national men’s curling championship, but has rebounded with five wins in its past seven games.The latest victory was a 9-1 rout of Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories on Wednesday morning. Kennedy and Jamie Koe were last with 1-6 records.Morris was a skip until moving to third when he joined forces with Kevin Martin in 2006. “Just two sort of old-school guys and really good friends on and off the ice. Morris pushed local favourite Brad Gushue to an extra end in the afternoon before dropping a 5-4 decision.Morris remains in the playoff mix at 5-4 after 12 draws at Mile One Centre. Ontario’s Glenn Howard defeated Bottcher 6-3 in the other afternoon game.Bottcher fell to 3-6 while Howard and Murphy were 2-5. Jim and I are just two peas out of the same pod. The top four teams at the end of round-robin play Friday morning will advance to the Page playoffs.“We’re feeling strong,” Morris said after the morning win. It has been a good fit with the intense Morris and laid-back Cotter playing nicely off each other.“I’ve always felt like I could get a good mental map of the ice and have a good strategy,” Morris said. Three-time champion John Morris is the only skip in the Tim Hortons Brier main draw who throws third but still calls the game.It’s a setup that has worked well for Morris and B.C. I really enjoy throwing the last rock. He came through with a draw for two and a 6-5 win over Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs.After a pounding sweep, McEwen and his teammates jumped in the air as their rock moved a whisker inside the Jacobs stone.“We’ve probably been pretty emotional winning games,” McEwen said. Randy Ferbey, who anchored the Ferbey Four teams with Dave Nedohin throwing last, is the most well-known example.At this year’s Brier, skip Craig Kochan threw third rocks for Yukon behind Jon Solberg. Kochan lost the qualification final to Murphy and did not reach the main draw.Morris feels it’s a positional setup that gives his team the best possible chance to win and Cotter agrees.“John is so keen on all the details,” Cotter said. “Right now, it feels like we can beat anyone so it’s feeling pretty good.”The playoffs begin Friday night. They teamed with Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy to win Brier titles in 2008 and 2009 before adding an Olympic crown in 2010.Morris left the team in 2013 and teamed with Cotter the following season. “That’s not a knock on anyone. He’s a pleasure to play with so I’ve always enjoyed my time with him.”The B.C. The Brier winner will represent Canada at the men’s world curling championship next month in Edmonton. Quebec’s Jean-Michel Ménard extended his winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher.Ménard, Gushue and Canada’s Kevin Koe had 5-2 records, while Jacobs was at 6-3.Koe posted an 8-7 win over Saskatchewan’s Adam Casey, who split his games to sit even with Morris at 5-4. They made it to the final of the Olympic Trials and reached the final of the 2014 Brier.Morris took some time off before joining the team Koe had left after the 2013-14 season. They were the Canada entry at the 2015 Brier and won the title after Morris swapped positions with third Pat Simmons midway through the event.When that team went its separate ways at the end of last season, Morris returned to the Cotter rink. “We feel like we’re making a pile of shots out there.”Manitoba’s Mike McEwen leads the standings at 6-1. I trust him 100 per cent completely with that role. “I feel like it utilizes my strengths the most and also with Jim, he’s just a really good pure rock thrower.”A handful of elite teams have had a non-skip throw fourth stones.

Valanciunas scores 25 points, leads Raptors past Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, but the Pelicans fell to 1-5 with Cousins in the lineup.Davis scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 17 minutes before he left.Valanciunas, by contrast, closed out his nearly 34-minute night by hitting a 17-foot jumper, a cutting layup and a dunk inside the final four minutes as the Raptors opened up their lead from two to 10 points with 43 seconds to go.DeMar DeRozan scored 14 points for Toronto, including a 16-foot, step-back jumper that made it 92-84 with 1:49 left. Serge Ibaka added 12 points for the Raptors, who’ve won six of their last eight, and Cory Joseph scored 11.Cousins was the only Pelicans starter to score in double figures. Reserve E’Twaun Moore had 13 points and recently acquired reserve guard Jordan Crawford scored 10. Davis was fouled by Normal Powell as leaped in an effort to corral an alley-oop pass. Davis, who shoots right-handed, made two free throws after the foul, but never emerged from the locker room after halftime in a game that was close most of the way. Jonas Valanciunas had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors emerged with a 94-87 victory Wednesday night over a New Orleans Pelicans squad that played without All-Star forward Anthony Davis during the second half.The Pelicans announced that Davis hurt his left wrist, an injury that appeared to occur when he caught his wrist on the front rim and then crashed to the court during the Pelicans’ final possession of the first half.

Senators grab fourth straight win in victory over Stars

Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza scored for Dallas.The Senators scored first on the power play at 13:41 of the first period. The Senators’ winning streak began after they acquired Viktor Stalberg and Alexandre Burrows near the trade deadline. Defenceman Fredrik Claesson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to help the Ottawa Senators win their fourth straight game, 5-2 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.Ottawa moved within four points of first-place Montreal in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa didn’t have a shot on goal against Niemi for 14:48, until Stalberg scored on the power play for a 4-1 lead. Craig Anderson made 35 saves and tied the Ottawa franchise record with his 146th victory.Stalberg and Cody Cedi also each had a goal and an assist for the Senators, and Mike Hoffman had two assists.Chris Wideman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored against Dallas starting goalie Kari Lehtonen, who left at 3:21 of the second period after allowing three goals in 18 shots.Antti Niemi replaced Lehtonen. Spezza passed from behind the net to Seguin at the left, and he put the puck into a narrow opening inside the left post.Stalberg deflected Dion Phaneuf’s shot from the left post past Niemi.Spezza scored on the power play in the third period with a shot that deflected off Mark Borowiecki’s right leg.Ceci’s goal at 9:01 of the third went in off Niemi’s skate. Stalberg passed cross-ice to Wideman in the right faceoff circle, and he put a wrist shot into the right side of the net before Lehtonen could get back.Ottawa took a 2-0 lead at 15:21 when Zack Smith won a faceoff back to Claesson high in the slot for a slap shot and his first goal in 36 career NHL games.Pageau slid the puck from the slot through traffic and between Lehtonen’s legs to knock the goalie from the game.Seguin pulled Dallas back within two goals at 3-1.

Jets defeated as Penguins nab third consecutive win

Three of Pittsburgh’s goals were scored during a 57-second span in the second period, including two on the power play.Matt Murray made 31 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins, who were beginning a season-long, five-game road trip.Connor Hellebuyck, making his 12th straight start, was pulled midway through the second period after allowing five goals on 15 shots for the Jets. 16 in Pittsburgh, Malkin hit Wheeler in the head and only drew a minor interference penalty.Wheeler ended up punching Malkin to the ice to loud cheers from fans at MTS Centre.Two seconds after the pair went to the penalty box, Jets forward Chris Thorburn also dropped the gloves with winger Tom Sestito, who was called up earlier in the day from the minors.Matthais opened the scoring at 4:18, but Bonino put in his first goal 25 seconds later.Jets forward Andrew Copp then had a goal disallowed for goaltender interference, but 32 seconds later Ehlers scored for a 2-1 lead.Malkin netted his 30th goal of the season at 11:57 and then Sestito got a game misconduct for checking veteran Winnipeg defenceman Tobias Enstrom from behind into the boards. He was replaced by Michael Hutchinson, who made 14 stops in relief.Shawn Matthais, Nikolaj Ehlers, Dustin Byfuglien and Marko Dano scored for Winnipeg (30-32-6).The first period kept fans entertained with some retaliation, fights, an ejection and a 3-2 Jets lead.Just over three minutes into the period, Jets captain Blake Wheeler and Malkin dropped the gloves. Mark Streit and Conor Sheary each had a pair of helpers and Chad Ruhwedel recorded three assists. Nick Bonino had a hat trick and Evgeni Malkin scored a pair of goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their third straight game with a 7-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.Justin Schultz and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins (41-16-8), while Malkin added an assist for a three-point night. In the team’s last meeting Feb. Some local Pittsburgh fans even threw hats on the ice.In keeping with the chippy theme, Winnipeg forward Adam Lowry exited the game at 14:16 of the third after getting a 10-minute misconduct following his late hit on Malkin.Guentzel scored his ninth at 16:02 and Dano finished it off with his fourth at 18:45. Enstrom left the game and didn’t return.Sestito had just 1:02 of ice time, but was able to rack up 20 minutes in penalties before his ejection.Byfuglien regained a 3-2 lead when he used a rebound to put the puck under Murray at 16:10.Pittsburgh had a two-man advantage midway in second period and struck fast and hard in 57 seconds.Schultz and Bonino each scored on the power play at 9:09 and 9:29, respectively, and Malkin made it 5-3 at 10:06.Bonino then earned the hat trick with his 12th goal of the season at 18:32.

Northern Ontario improves at Brier with win over Saskatchewan

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Team Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs delivers a shot at the Brier curling championships in Ottawa, Canada, March 8, 2016. 09, 2017 12:23PM EST

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Northern Ontario became the second team to reach seven wins at the Tim Hortons Brier with an 8-5 victory over Saskatchewan in Thursday’s early draw.Brad Jacobs and his rink from Sault Ste. Northern Ontario improved to 7-3 while Adam Casey’s Regina team fell to 5-5.In other early scores, Quebec edged Northwest Territories 8-6, British Columbia downed Alberta 5-2 and Nova Scotia defeated New Brunswick 9-7.Quebec (6-3) and B.C. (6-4) improved their playoff chances with their wins in Draw 14. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Team Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs delivers a shot at the Brier curling championships in Ottawa, Canada, March 8, 2016.(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

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Former NFL quarterback Vince Young signs with Roughriders

He was taken in the first round, third overall, in the 2006 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans and that year was league’s offensive rookie of the year and named to the Pro Bowl.Young spent five seasons with the Titans before being released July 28, 2011.He signed with Philadelphia shortly afterwards and spent the 2011 campaign with the Eagles before being let go.Young spent time with Buffalo, Green Bay and Cleveland before retiring June 14, 2014.Saskatchewan finished last in the West Division last year with a 5-13 record.The Riders have been looking for a starter since trading veteran Darian Durant’s rights to the Montreal Alouettes in January.Young will compete with veteran Kevin Glenn, 37, Canadian Brandon Bridge and Americans G.J. Vince Young is a Saskatchewan Roughrider.The Riders announced the signing of the former Texas star today.Young, 33, is making his football comeback in the CFL, having last played in a regular-season game in 2011 with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.The six-foot-five, 232-pound Young compiled a 30-2 record as Texas’ starting quarterback, leading the school to the 2005 NCAA title. Kinne, Jake Waters and Bryan Bennett for the starting job.