ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Vince Young has the inside track to win the Buffalo Bills’ backup quarterback job.
Bill coach Chan Gailey made the announcement Monday after the team returned to practice following a two-day break. He says, Young performed well enough in the first two preseason games to warrant more work with the second-team offense leading into Buffalo’s preseason home game against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Since signing with Buffalo in May, Young has been competing with returning backup Tyler Thigpen for the No. 2 job. The loser is expected to be cut, because the third-string job is going to receiver/wildcat specialist Brad Smith.
Young went 8-for-14 for a team-leading 123 yards passing in a 36-14 loss at Minnesota on Friday.
Gailey also says rookie Cordy Glenn will be the team’s starting left tackle.