Earlier Thursday, CBSSports.com reported that Young was a virtual certainty to sign with the Eagles as Michael Vicks backup. The Titans released Young on Thursday, but teams cannot contact him until he clears waivers.
The Eagles traded Kevin Kolb to the Cards earlier Thursday, opening up a spot for an experienced backup quarterback.
Young, 28, had a 30-17 record in 47 starts with the Titans. He made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2006, when he went 8-5, and again in 2009, when he was 8-2.
Despite his lofty won-loss record, Youngs career numbers are mediocre 42 touchdowns, 42 interceptions and a 75.5 passer rating, which is fourth-worst of the 30 NFL quarterbacks whove thrown at least 1,000 passes since 2006 (ahead of only Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kerry Collins and Derek Anderson). His 57.9 completion percentage during the same period is also fourth-worst (ahead of Alex Smith, Collins and Anderson).
The Eagles had no immediate comment on the report.
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