Vince Young signs with Saskatchewan of CFL

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Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg, traveled to Canada on Wednesday to negotiate a deal with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

A former Heisman Trophy running-up, Young led Texas to a national title in 2005 and played six seasons in the NFL after getting drafted No. 3 overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2006.

While the 32 teams in the NFL are busy clearing up cap space and signing free agents today, former NFL QB Vince Young has found work elsewhere.

Young posted a 31-19 record in 50 career regular-season starts and completed 755 of 1,304 pass attempts (57.9%) for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns while adding 282 rush attempts for 1,459 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Once his contract with the Roughriders is finalized, the 33-year-old Young will, at last, get his shot at football redemption in just a few months, as the CFL's season runs from June through November.

When asked about any similarities between Flutie and Young, Riders' head coach Chris Jones said this: "I'm not going to pigeon-hole: Vince is Vince".

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Now, though, he's looking to make a return - north of the border.

"I'm here to compete", Young told the media on Thursday.

He was once on the negotiations list for the CFL's Montreal Allouettes - but although nothing ever came of that, there's a good chance that he could sign with Saskatchewan this time around. In 2014, he announced he was retired from football and would be taking a job in fundraising with his alma mater, where he's been since.

Since leaving the NFL, Young has been working for the University of Texas in its diversity department and doing TV work on the Longhorn Network.

He represented quarterback Warren Moon, running back Jim Germany and receivers Tommy Scott and Waddell Smith when they were helping the Edmonton Eskimos win Grey Cups from 1978-82.

"I still definitely love the game". I'm so excited to play the game again. I've played this game, I know football.

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