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Vince Young will do well in Philadelphia, Michael Vick says

July 29, 2011 |  9:01 am


[Updated at 9:27 a.m.: The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to sign former Tennessee quarterback Vince Young on Friday, a day after the Titans released him. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick says, "I think he'll be great."]

Young, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 draft, is 30-18 in five seasons. He finished the 2010 season on injury reserve after sustaining a thumb injury on his right throwing hand Nov. 21.

Young's ethics and leadership have been questioned. The same day he injured his thumb last season, he tossed his shoulder pads into the stands and erupted at former coach Jeff Fisher in front of his teammates.

"As we have said since January, it was time for us to go in a different direction at quarterback and we have done that," General Manager and Executive Vice President Mike Reinfeldt said in a statement.

Young was set to make $8.5 million with the Titans this season.

Vick seems confident that Young will fit in well with the Eagles.

“You’ve got to go out and get the best player, no matter what anybody is saying about them or what happened in their past,” Vick told Comcast Sports Net. “You’ve got to give yourself the best chance of winning. So go out and get the best players and give them a chance to compete each and every Sunday.”


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Photo: Vince Young. Credit: Frederick Breedon/Associated Press.