Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Browns Sign QB Young

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Browns Sign QB Young

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Vince Young doesn't take anything for granted. Not after the road he has been down.

Once of the NFL's rising stars before personal problems sidetracked the quarterback's career, Young signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Cleveland Browns.

Although rusty, Young, who hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2011, showed enough in a three-day tryout to get the deal. It has been a long climb back for Young, who won't celebrate with so much work to be done.

"There's no popping the champagne bottle," he said.

Young, 30, comes with an impressive resume after going 31-19 as an NFL starter and making two Pro Bowls.

He was signed along with free-agent quarterback Tyler Thigpen and linebacker Zac Diles after the Browns completed their first minicamp with new coach Mike Pettine.


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