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Bills to work out QB Young for backup job

Vince Young wasn’t retained by the Eagles after signing a one-year contract to be their backup quarterback.

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Vince Young wasn’t retained by the Eagles after signing a one-year contract to be their backup quarterback.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — When the Bills failed to land a quarterback in the NFL draft last weekend, general manager Buddy Nix hinted he already had one in mind in free agency.

That player apparently was Vince Young.

The 10-year veteran is traveling to Buffalo for a scheduled workout with the Bills today. It will be Young's first formal workout with a team this offseason after he was not re-signed by the Eagles.

Young, who turns 29 on May 18, has been biding his time to determine the next step of his career. The 2006 No. 3 overall pick by the Titans elected to wait until after the draft to start visiting teams to see which ones were still in need of quarterback help.

GAFFNEY CUT: The Redskins released 10-year veteran Jabar Gaffney. The former Gator was Washington's leading receiver last season with 68 catches for 947 yards and five touchdowns.

LEINART SIGNS: The Raiders signed quarterback Matt Leinart to a one-year contract to back up fellow USC alumnus Carson Palmer. Leinart has recovered from a broken left collarbone that cut short his 2011 season.

VIKING STADIUM: The drive to reach a Vikings stadium deal took a step backward at the Minnesota state Capitol. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton sharply rebuked GOP lawmakers for not taking the stadium debate seriously amid word Republicans are working out a deal to authorize a roofless stadium.

RAMS STADIUM: The Rams submitted plans to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome, a key step to making sure the team doesn't leave St. Louis.

SEMI-APOLOGY to Pats: Ravens coach John Harbaugh backtracked after saying on the radio that the Patriots' championships "got asterisks now; it's been stained," referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. In a statement, Harbaugh claimed his "reference was to the perception out there that came as the result of the league's actions."

FAVRE SUIT: Brett Favre will have to testify in court about sexually suggestive text messages, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled. Massage therapists Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole contend they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination by Favre.

JETS: Veteran kicker Josh Brown was signed to compete with incumbent Nick Folk.

TEXANS: Receiver Jacoby Jones was released, saving the team about $2.5 million under the cap.

VIKINGS: Running back Caleb King was released three days after he was arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party. King was released from jail with no charges filed.

Bills to work out QB Young for backup job 05/01/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:28pm]
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