The door is not completely closed on Vince Young’s time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
In an interview with Fox News Thursday, Young said a comeback to football – and more specifically, the Roughriders – could still be possible for him.
“It’s still up in the air. Coach Jones just told me, ‘Hey man, go get healthy, take your time, don’t try to rush back, just know the opportunity’s still here if you want to come back,’” Young said in the clip with Dennis de la Pena.
— Dennis de la Pena (@dennisonfox7) July 19, 2017
Young was released by the Roughriders on June 17. He suffered a hamstring injury during training camp in Saskatoon and his rehab was expected to take up to two months to complete.
At the time, Chris Jones said Young would be welcomed back into the fold after his injury if the former NFL quarterback wanted to return.
Jones reiterated that after practice in Regina Thursday.
“The whole deal was to allow him to rewrite the ending of his book … I haven’t spoken with Vince, but certainly the option is still there for the future,” he said.
Officially, Young is listed as a retired player – meaning his rights remain with the green and white.
Young said he enjoyed his time in Saskatchewan, but he needs to finish his physical rehabilitation before making any sort of decision.
“I had a really good time with the fans out there. Just like Longhorn fans, they’re diehard. Saskatchewan fans, they love their team as well,” he said.
For now, Young said he’s focusing on his work in the community and promoting his steakhouses and real estate company in Texas.