Cleveland Browns to try out Vince Young

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Despite going 31-19 as a starter, Vince Young has had trouble finding a permanent home in the NFL. It’s fair to say the former Longhorn quarterback’s NFL career has been an interesting journey, and it appears the journey will continue in Cleveland, where the Browns are interested in seeing what the former National Champion can bring behind center.

The Browns organization has announced that Young will try out at their three-day minicamp that starts Tuesday.

Young did not play in the NFL last season, yet his off-season work caught the eye of Browns General Manager Ray Farmer,

"He's had success in the National Football League," Farmer said. "We wanted to take the opportunity to get the chance to see where he was. We'd been kind of following him through the offseason. He'd been doing some things that kind of caught our eye and made us kind of take note, and we wanted to see what that looked in its own time frame."

Young has not taken an NFL snap since 2011, when he was Michael Vick’s backup for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The recent UT graduate did participate in the 2013 preseason with the Green Bay Packers, though he was cut before the start of the regular season.

Though Young is only 30 years old and would surely like to make an NFL roster this upcoming season, Horns Illustrated reported early last week that Young has a job offer waiting for him at Texas when his career is over.

“If football doesn’t work out for me, the university has a great job for me,” Young said. ““Whatever it is I just want to support the university.”

Young, who was selected to two Pro Bowls during his stint with the Tennessee Titans, has completed 57.9 percent of his passes with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions.

Brian Kendall

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