Packers sign Vince Young to backup Rodgers


The Green Bay Packers have added Vince Young to their roster. Young, 30, will serve as a backup behind starter Aaron Rodgers.

While the Packers hope that Young never sees the field during a regular season game, he should be a functional upgrade over Graham Harrell.

Young will bring with him a serviceable arm but his best asset has always been his legs.

Prior to sitting out the 2011 season Young had made 50 starts compiling a 31-19 record and a 46:51 TD-to-INT ratio.

Young rebuffed attempts by Canadian football teams to sign him over the winter and now the 2006 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year will get his second chance at an NFL career.

The signing of Young also will help the Packers as they prepare for the first two games of the regular season. Colin Kaepernick carved them up in the 2012 Playoffs they will see him again in Week 1 and then will get a look at Robert Griffin III in Week 2.