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Second chance: Ex-Titans QB Young, Eagles agree to deal

A year ago, Vince Young was a starter for the Tennessee Titans. Now he'll serve as a backup for the Philadelphia Eagles after reaching a one-year deal with the team Thursday, according to a source close to the quarterback.

The Titans released Young on Thursday, finally cutting ties with the player they made the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The release came nearly eight months after Titans owner Bud Adams said the team either would trade or cut the embattled signal-caller.

In Philadelphia, Young will back up one of the NFL's most electrifying passers, Michael Vick, and learn the West Coast offense on the fly. The Eagles traded their backup quarterback, Kevin Kolb, to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.

Young is 30-18 in five seasons, including a playoff loss, but just 13-14 against teams finishing a season at .500 or better. He has battled questions about his work ethic, leadership and injuries.

Young ended 2010 on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending thumb injury on his right, throwing hand Nov. 21. That was the day that he tossed his shoulder pads into the stands and told off then-coach Jeff Fisher in front of the rest of the team before storming out.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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