According to league sources and Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers have released quarterback Vince Young.
Here is Silverstein’s tweet from a few minutes ago:
Have just confirmed that #Packers have released QB Vince Young.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 31, 2013
The Packers clearly were not happy with the performance by Young against the Kansas City Chiefs this past Thursday night when he played the majority of the game.
So what does this mean with other backup quarterback B.J. Coleman? Considering most thought he was even worse than Young this preseason, he is most likely set to be released and possibly brought back to the practice squad for another season if not claimed. But it also means the Packers are probably on the phone right now looking for a veteran quarterback who could come in and back up Aaron Rodgers.
Needless to say, at the moment the Packers backup quarterback situation is a mess.
In other news this morning, three other players have been released: CB Lloyce Means, S David Fulton, and FB Jonathan Amosa
Means and Amosa are likely headed to the practice squad, according to league sources and Packers beat writers. There’s no word on the future of Fulton at this point. These are the first three of several cuts to be made today as the Packers get down to the 53-man regular season roster.
So far these are not surprising cuts by the Packers as they trim the team’s excess.
Stay tuned for more news as the day progresses …