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Roster spot no guarantee for Vince Young in Buffalo

Vince Young has found the perfect home in Buffalo for an NFL career revival. If he can't make it under Chan Gailey -- who knows what to do with mobile quarterbacks -- he can't make it anywhere.

That doesn't mean anything is guaranteed in Buffalo for VY. Not even a roster spot.

Tyler Thigpen was signed last year to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick. Thigpen is paid fairly well and has experience under Gailey, dating to their days together in Kansas City. We'd guess Young or Thigpen will make the team, not both.

"We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position," Bills general manager Buddy Nix said. "He brings with him some unique physical abilities that most are aware of and that will make the competition interesting. It's all about improving our team."

Young is set to make $2 million, with another $1 million in incentives, according to ESPN. There was no mention of guaranteed money. Young will have to earn his way on the team, much less challenge Fitzpatrick for playing time.

As the last remaining member on the Vince Young bandwagon, I wouldn't bet against him finding success in Buffalo. It's easy to forget that Young has enjoyed a lot of good moments as a starting quarterback. His career 6.9 yards-per-attempt average is solid.

After struggling to find a job, surely Young realizes this is best, last chance to resurrect his NFL career. He's starting at the bottom, one of the countless NFL players who head to training camp without knowing if their job is secure.

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