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Vince Young to Sign with Eagles

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young passes against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Frederick Breedon)
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young passes against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Frederick Breedon)

The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t waste any time searching for a backup quarterback.

The Eagles have reached a deal with former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young, a day after the Titans released him, according to philly.com.

After they traded away Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals, the Eagles were in need of a quarterback to back up Michael Vick—who is known to live dangerously outside the pocket.

The deal with Young gives the defending NFC East champions another athletic quarterback to be creative with.

Despite a good record (30-17) as the starting quarterback for the Titans during his time in Tennessee, Young battled some ups and downs with the organization. It became clear that the end was near after a game last season when Young threw his shoulder pads into the crowd after he was booed by fans. That incident led to an argument with his head coach Jeff Fisher.

“It’s going to be a positive effect,” Vick said, according to csnphilly.com. “I think Vince will mature as a player, and I think he’ll get better. [Being in Philadelphia] will help him long-term. So get him in here and make him a better player, and if we ever need him, he’s there for us. If you have a roster full of good quarterbacks, then you have a great chance of winning.”

Vick knows firsthand that a change of scenery can rejuvenate a player. After six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and a stint in prison for dog fighting, Vick reminded the league of his talents last year as he led the Eagles to a 10-6 record, and a trip to the playoffs.

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