28 Feb

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One Last Shot: Vince Young to participate in NFL’s first veteran combine

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Last year, Vince Young told KXAN in Austin "I'm retired. Unless we get a great opportunity."

Well, it looks like that he has decided to search out that great opportunity.

The veteran combine is for roughly 100 veteran free agents to work out before representatives from all 32 teams. Previously, veteran free agents could work out at the league’s regional combines or for individual teams.

Young, the No. 3 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2006 and the AFC Rookie of the Year that season, last played with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He was added to the Buffalo Bills training camp roster the following year, but he was cut prior to the season.

Young, a two-time Pro Bowler, and led Texas to a National Title in 2005. In six seasons, Young threw for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns while rushing for 1,459 yards and 12 scores.

The veteran combine will take place March 22 in Tempe, Arizona. This is the first time the NFL has hosted a combine for veteran players.

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.