NFL: Vince Young throws at Texas timing day
Vince Young picked familiar ground in trying to revive his sinking NFL career.
The quarterback used Tuesday’s pro timing day workouts at the University of Texas to throw passes for scouts from dozens of teams.
Seven years earlier, Young used the same venue to make his case as the top quarterback in the draft. On Tuesday, he was trying to convince someone that he’s worthy of a roster spot.
Young has been out of football since he was cut by the Buffalo Bills before last season. He came back to Texas, where’s he enrolled in school to finish his degree and has been working out with hopes of getting another shot in the NFL.
Young worked out for about 30 minutes and declined to talk to reporters after.
Vollmer stays with Patriots: The New England Patriots have re-signed offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer.
The team announced the move Tuesday but gave no details of the contract for Vollmer, who had been an unrestricted free agent.
Vollmer has started 44 of the 51 regular-season games he’s played and five postseason games since the Patriots drafted him in 2009 in the second round out of Houston with the 58th overall pick.
Raiders sign Barron: The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tackle Alex Barron to a contract.
General manager Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday that Barron is the first offensive player added to the team this offseason.
Barron was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2005. He has played 87 games and has experience at left and right tackle. Oakland previously re-signed right tackle Khalif Barnes, who can play guard as well as tackle. Jared Veldheer is expected to remain the starter at left tackle.
Packers will keep Finley: Jermichael Finley is ready for the increased expectations that are sure to come with his increased salary.
The Green Bay Packers opted to pay their mercurial tight end a $3 million roster bonus rather than cut him by 4 p.m. EDT Monday afternoon. Though Finley swears he wasn’t watching the clock, he took to Twitter shortly after the deadline passed, saying, “Ecstatic 2 b back w @packers. Best place on earth.”
“It’s a great opportunity to stay with a great organization and a great quarterback to move forward and win more championships,” Finley told the (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel.
Trial date set for Brent: Dallas Cowboys guard Josh Brent faces a Sept. 23 trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car wreck that killed a teammate.
Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday confirmed the trial date over the Dec. 8 crash in Irving that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.
Police have said Brent had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit for driving. Brown was a passenger.