The Raiders don’t want quarterback Vince Young in ‘The Town’

Vince Young hasn’t celebrated much in nearly a decade.

After taking Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson with the 112th pick in last weekend’s draft, the Oakland Raiders are no longer interested in free agent Vince Young.

The 29-year-old Young, a two-time Pro Bowler who became a collegiate legend as a Texas Longhorn, hasn’t earned an NFL paycheck since being employed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.

The Silver and Black acquired signal-caller Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on April 1 in exchange for a fifth-round selection in 2014 and a “conditional” late-round choice in 2015.

Removed from a 4-12 finish in the AFC West, the Raiders aren’t exactly brimming with offensive talent and Flynn doesn’t possess the type of arm that can compensate for Oakland’s shortcomings.

Still, with Wilson, Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on their roster, the 6-foot-5, 232 pound Young quickly became an afterthought in the Bay Area.

Relying on a hideous sidearm throwing motion, the dimmed star tossed 46 touchdowns, against 51 picks, for 8,964 yards in 60 games as a professional.

Trying to atone for porous passing statistics, Young managed to scramble for 1,459 yards and 12 scores on the ground.

Regardless, not wanted in “The Town,” the 2006 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year will have to consider competing for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

If the financially struggling athlete refuses to relocate to the “City of Mary,” expect Vince Young to remain jobless this autumn.

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