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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CHRIS JONES: VINCE YOUNG TORE HAMSTRING

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones revealed Monday that quarterback Vince Young tore a hamstring muscle on Tuesday of last week.

The results were confirmed by an MRI in Toronto.

Jones said Young is now likely facing a 4-6 week rehab but he's "taking it like a man" and is doing the necessary treatment with the football club in Saskatoon.

Jones said it's yet to be determined if Young will do the rehab back at his home in Austin, TX, home of his alma mater, the Texas Longhorns.

OTHER NOTES FROM JONES:

- Monday's practice - the first since Saturday's 25-25 preseason tie with Winnipeg - was "sluggish" on defense according to the coach. He said he was disapointed with the compete level.

- The team thought rookie draftee OL Dariusz Bladek was a great player going into the draft, and he keeps getting better rep by rep.

- Punter Josh Bartel and long-snapper Jorgen Hus were activated for the first time of camp and participated in Monday's workout. Jones said he was "very proud" of rookie long-snapper Alexander Gagne for his performance in Saturday's game, and all through camp.

- Sophomore kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk was 4/4 on field goals against Winnipeg and Jones said the added bonus with him is that he can perform all three kicking chores. Jones said it'll be an interesting battle at the kicking position for the rest of camp.

- Jones said there's an extremely good competition forming amongst the team's wealth of Canadian linebackers. He mentioned the improved play of Kevin Francis along with newcomer Brandyn Bartlett, rookie Alexander Chevrier and veteran Dillon Grondin who all showed well on Saturday. With the impending arrival of #2 overall draft pick Cameron Judge, the club has a wealth of options in that area.

- Asked if the Riders will look at bringing in another quarterback due to the injury to Vince Young, Jones answered, "Possibly".

- Meanwhile quarterback Kevin Glenn celebrated his 38th birthday on Monday, making him the CFL's oldest player. Glenn said he was doused by a Gatorade shower by his teammates but was thankful it wasn't worse, like being taped to the goalposts.

- Glenn is undoubtedly going to be the Riders' starting quarterback in Week 1 at Montreal so he he said he'd like as many reps as possible in this Friday's preseason finale at BC.

- Among those injured and missing practice on Day 16 of training camp were WR Rob Bagg, OL Josaih St. John and OL Brendon Labatte. Rookie OL Dariusz Bladek took reps with the first group in their absence.

- Day 17 of training camp will be held at Saskatoon's SMF Field on Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am.

RP
@rodpedersen

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

He hasn't played in a number of years and it is an entirely different game for him - 3 downs, 20 second play clock and extra defender on the field. It's to the Riders advantage to pull a wrestling "work", and put him on injured reserve so he watch film and learn the game. The NFL the training camp is a month this is 2 weeks and the upside is if he can learn this style of football, and put the mental aspect of it together it is a win win.

His hamstring is torn as much as Cowboy Bob Orton's arm was broken requiring him to wear a loaded up cast in the WWF. - or Danny Davis and his "broken arm" in Stampede Wrestling, or even American Dream Dusty Rhodes having to go through "hard times" because the Horsemen broke his leg.

HAME said...

Cut.. he gone!!

Anonymous said...

A TORN hammy seems like a longer recovery time than 4-6 weeks. Especially for an older dude who has been out of the sport for a long period of time. Put him on the 9 game, come back for Labour Day.

Then again...why? Unless the Riders are dreadful behind centre. All indicators point to Glenn being a stable QB with at least one promising backup behind him.

Again, I fail to see the realistic upside to this guy being on the team.

3RD and 1 said...

As much as I wanted Vince Young to success and I really did. I would put all my money on red. RED being STOP the come back is over and done with. You certainly tried but it just wasn't meant to be Vince. So having the team report that you have a torn hamstring is just a cover story. No one including Vince wants to be labeled a person who quit! This is only me speculating and I have zero proof to any of my statement.
I had heard somewhere that Vince had already returned home. So maybe that was false information. Since Jones said he went to Toronto to get checked out.
As Trump would say "FAKE NEWS" will allow Vince Young to slip back into the night from whence he came. Then when he is mobbed by the sports media. He can say he tried but his body just wasn't ready.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who uses wrestling references shouldn't be taken seriously

Anonymous said...

Didn't we just have a QB with leg issues? Do we really want another one?

Anonymous said...

...so says the voices in your head...

What a dumb conspiracy theory. You realize he can't practice with the team when he's on the injured list, right???? He's never played a down of CFL ball; he needs REPS more than sitting on the sidelines watching film.

Ya, I'm sure the team decided to shelve him with a phoney injury instead of getting him actual preseason games so he can get valuable reps, MUCH better that his first reps come in a regular season game...

What an idiotic post!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it IS just speculation.

Dumb, laughable speculation.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you can cut a player if he is injured. Correct me if I'm wrong.

donna Campbell said...

Why the MRI in Toronto? are there no MRI units in Sask? seems kind of odd to me!

Anonymous said...

Wrestling comparisons. Seriously? ? You do know it is staged, right?

Anonymous said...

Oh good grief - cut him already and put him and the rest of the kool ade drinkers out of their misery

He is not going to make the team or play in the cfl - just too old and does not know the cfl game

Anonymous said...

Let him go quietly back to Texas. He can rehabilitate there, there'll be a few updates & then he's no longer a story & retire without too much fanfare. If he is ready in 6 weeks or so & if the Riders are losing badly, you can give him another shot. If the Riders are doing well, the experiment is over.

T. Brown said...

“Why the MRI in Toronto? are there no MRI units in Sask? seems kind of odd to me!”

Was wondering the same thing Donna. There are public MRI clinics in both Regina and Saskatoon, as well as a “private” MRI clinic in Regina. You can have an MRI done at the private clinic in as little as a day (same day in some cases).

Very odd indeed.

Anonymous said...

It's a tear, not a cut

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed for Vince Young as I am for any player who doesn't get an opportunity to showcase their skills in a game because of injury. From everything I hear he's been a consummate professional. Whether he is cut or not is up to how the three guys behind Kevin Glenn play on Friday. Assuming he is not cut, if Vince Young sticks around for his rehab and remains in Saskatchewan, he will have proved he is just like any other player trying to make the Roughriders. I'll certainly respect that.

Anonymous said...

In the words of Vince Carter, ITS OVER!!

Anonymous said...

Well I would keep him for when KG gets hurt.
Bennet is a pure practice player.

Anonymous said...

Please Golden State defeat the evil Lebron Cavaliers tonight and end the NBA season.

MC Matt said...

I'm still puling for Vince. He's being tested, no doubt about it. He has not had the wear and tear on his body the last few years and he is not old, especially not for a quarterback. I'm sure the difference in the game was a shock for him and he has a more difficult path to finding a groove than someone that has been active in the game. But one thing he has always done is win games. Not always pretty but on a game day he's an unselfish guy who just wants the W.

Who doesn't love a redemption story! A comeback. This could be the beginning of a slow break-up or just another not insurmountable obstacle. That will be up to Vince Young. I'm sheering for him.

Anonymous said...

While Young may or may not be a player, his injury hasn't helped his cause to prove his worth. Let's not forget that Glenn has been here before with limited success, so I expect he is here as an insurance policy mainly. He has "NEVER" lead a team to a Championship and has often been injured probably due to his smaller size. He has been a career back-up and that's all he will likely ever be. If Glenn goes down like normally happens, we are again pretty much at a situation of inexperienced guys controlling the rudder. While it's questionable and maybe even doubtful that Young can be an effective player, we have no quality veteran depth at QB past Glenn and that's scary. Many teams in contention now have made trades for their starting QB and if we can't find a gem quickly we will be in trouble again shortly. Examples are Reilly, Nichols, Glenn, Collaros, Durant, Ray, and Trevor Harris. In fact the entire Eastern Conference. The fact remains and the Riders know it that Franklin out of Edmonton is better than anything they have here right now. Like every other team other than Montreal, they need a QB by trade, and had better seriously try to make a deal for Franklin sooner than later. Edmonton will be moving him or Reilly soon, so the Riders better get serious.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping this experiment with Vince Young would work out.

What was expected more to happened then VY beating out KG for the starter is reality.

Vince seems to be sincere about his comeback and playing for the CFL's Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

I am not sure how it works with the injury,but if it is possible,Vince Young needs to do us a favor and just retire so the Riders can move on.

No disrespect Vince Young,but I think that would be the best thing for the Riders.

Anonymous said...

Vince is a CFL rookie and as such can be cut. Hamstring would be a typical injury for his situation.

DJR

Anonymous said...

The plus is Williams gets more reps.

rixxgym said...

VY is miles behind every QB in camp even Williams!

CM said...

Bad news! Get healthy VY! Hope he sticks around and tries to get back on the field. Agree with last Anon post,Jones couldn't have planned to have Glenn as his starter in a make or break season for him. The team looks like it has a lot of good athletes, the biggest weakness is QB unless Bridge shocks us.

rixxgym said...

I 100 percent agree!

Anonymous said...

Forget James Franklin. Waiting for a player under contract to another club to be available is NOT a strategy. Maas made it clear in his post-game interview he considers Reilly & Franklin 1 & 1A & the Eskimos are still working on a deal to keep him. Remember when Tate was a hot ticket but ended up re-signing with Calgary rather than sign a deal elsewhere? If they can't sign him the Riders won't be the only team interested. It was mentioned on the telecast of the Eskimo game that Toronto & Montreal would be in line as well because they need QB's of the future. Also, if the Vegas oddsmakers are right, the 3 teams out of the playoffs could be Riders, Toronto & Winnipeg. If the Bombers are out, don't think Kyle Walters won't roll up the Brinks truck for Franklin either. This year, unless the Esks get a huge deal they can't refuse, he stays there in case Reilly gets hurt. If that happens, it may not be Franklin they're moving. Think Jennings/Lulay. We should be concentrating on developing our own QB because Franklin is a long shot.

Anonymous said...

Jones has 100% been planning for Glenn to start, from the minute he was signed. Hence the ridiculous Vince Young signing that followed. With Glenn in place, Jones is totally expirimenting with all of the other QBs as backups.

Also, jones doesnt believe this is a make or break season for him. If he did, hed have made Durant a fair offer and kept him here.

Anonymous said...

This will not be the make or break year but next year will be - what happens this year is right now you have Jones as Mr. Everything then with O'Day and Murphy as tag alongs. They don't win then Reynolds will strip Jones of power and say either just Coach or take the train. If that happens oh well you can always find another Coach.

If O'Day is smart he knows he will not get a top job anywhere else so he'll work it so he gets the final say and becomes GM here. Murphy most likely will be the odd man out as I haven't figured out what it is he actually does.

Anonymous said...

Corey Chamblin didn't think he could get fired neither.

Anonymous said...

Maas can think anything he wants to regarding 1 and 1A. The fact remains that they are not going to have two huge salaried QB's on their roster. Even Stevey Wonder could see that for crying out loud. The only reason Franklin isn't signed is the fact that Edmonton doesn't like to pay. If they had wanted to sign him (big $$) he would have been signed by now if that money mirrored Rielly's salary. Nobody but the Riders will trade for him if he is a free agent at the end of the season. His agent has made him aware of his value. Winnipeg has some big money tied up in Nichols and are under the same financial constraints as any other club, and with their money situation they are in no better position than the Riders to vie for Franklin. Both he and Reilly have a connection with Jones so I know where I would put my money between the various clubs and the Riders. Right now neither Bridge nor Bennet have shown they are genuine starters in the CFL. Glenn has not been a durable or successful QB for the most part, but he has been a good back-up over his career. The truth is that the Riders cannot win much without a durable proven QB, so the must do something rather than picking up scraps.

Anonymous said...

How do you know Montreal or Toronto won't come after him in the off-season?

Anonymous said...

What has his agent got to do with it? You think Franklin owes Jones anything? Jones has no loyalty to FA's even if he signs them himself. Think Lemon, Capicciotti & all the 2016 crop except Gainey who is still here. The point is if Reilly gets injured the Eskimos may decide to use the money on Franklin who likes playing under Maas, an ex- QB himself. If you think the Argo ownership doesn't have the cash to bid for him, they have more cash than the Riders. Where do you think the CFL would rather see Franklin - in Toronto or Regina. Lastly until next February he's under contract to the Esks & they can trade him to ANYONE. I don't see as the #1 choice to be the Riders. The whole Jones connection is overblown by Rider fans. The Eskimo FA's didn't follow Jones to Regina - only Lawrence, Chambers, Andrew Jones & Foster. Where are they now? Two are back in Edmonton. Notably Bowman, Sewell, White & Sherritt who were all FA's last year didn't. What gives the Riders the idea everybody wants to play there? It's not as easy as a lot of fans think - make it through this year & pick him up in FA next year. Jones has ZERO control over the Esks QB. Worry about this year & develop Bridge or Bennett. Whatever happened to Jones/Murphy & their vaunted scouting skills. Are we going to have another year of seeing what they can scavenge off other team's PR's?

Anonymous said...

RIP Bonanza

Anonymous said...

He won't get the chance Bub as Mr Jones cans his a** outa here and replaces him with Mr Hervey.