Vince Young’s Cleveland Browns comeback story of eleven days has just been cut short, literally. Which is thanks to the arrival of a couple of new quarterbacks in Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and new recruit Connor Shaw.
Via Bleacher Report:
Quarterback Vince Young, who signed with the Cleveland Browns on May 1, has been released by the franchise following the 2014 NFL draft.
The Browns announced the decision along with a few other cuts on Twitter: The Browns have released DB Brandon Hughes, DL Brian Sanford, QB Alex Tanney, RB Fozzy Whitaker and QB Vince Young.
Young’s cut comes just days after the NFL draft concluded Saturday. It appears to be just more bad news for the Texas Longhorns program, which had no players taken in the entire draft.
Cleveland’s decision to cut Young is far from the first time the quarterback has experienced a short-lived tenure with an NFL club.
Following five seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Young has bounced around to the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and now the Browns. The former Longhorn hasn’t made an opening-day roster since 2011 with the Eagles.
Any news of being released is heartbreaking for a professional athlete but this particular cut slices beneath the surface seeing that Young filed for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year.
Analysts are optimistic that the former first round draft pick can land on another team’s roster by Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season but it’s pure speculation at this point.