Former NFL QB Vince Young waived by Roughriders

Vince Young's latest attempt to restart his professional football career ended Saturday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League released him.

Ryan Pollock, the team's director of media relations, confirmed Steinberg is indeed Young's agent, but wouldn't release any details. During his team's training camp, Young suffered a hamstring injury and missed both of the Roughriders' preseason games in the process.

According to a report from Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the Roughriders are moving on from the former NFL star, after an injury forced Young to miss significant time for the team. Young, who became a legend at the University of Texas, hasn't played a regular-season game since 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young, 34, signed a two-year contract with a second-year option with the Roughriders in March.

A former blue-chip recruit at Madison High School in Houston, Young led the Longhorns to a dramatic national championship victory over USC in the Rose Bowl. Young has since been on the rosters of the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns.

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