Titans issue statement on Young; sign QB Simms

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Titans issued a statement Tuesday refuting the earlier report that Vince Young was told to leave the team's facility:

"Tennessean reports indicating that Vince Young is not welcome at Baptist Sports Park are incorrect. Yesterday, he was informed by a coach at the facility not to attend Monday's team meeting and was free to leave. The intention was to be able to talk to the team about Young's situation and how the team would move forward. Players that are on injured reserve are not required to attend team meetings. As of today, he had been placed on injured reserve and all the same rules apply to him as to any other player in that category."

Earlier reports indicated that Young was asked to leave the team's training room by quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.

The Titans also officially announced the signing of QB Chris Simms after placing Young on I.R. They also activated LB David Thornton from the physically-unable-to-perform list and waived OG Ryan Durand.

The way we see it

While the Titans didn't tell Young he needed to leave, they gave him the option to leave so that they could discuss his situation and future. Still looks like a club trying to distance itself from a tumultuous situation caused by the former first-round QB. Simms will back up Rusty Smith. He attempted two passes for the Titans in 2008 and started one game for the Broncos in 2009. He started 10 games for the Bucs in 2005, throwing 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.