Young was expected to be sidelined from four to six weeks. Tearing his hamstring string in training camp, Young failed to appear in either of Saskatchewan's two preseason contests.
Perhaps the Roughriders or another CFL team will give Young another shot when he heals, but it also could be the end of the road for him. The team made a decision to move on quickly, rather than wait the minimum of four weeks until he was back at full strength.
Young has not played a professional football game since a brief stint with the Packers in 2013. Who knows what he could've done on a CFL field, but Young is far past his prime, and the injury doesn't help his case.More news: Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered
Vince Young deserved credit for doing whatever it took to get back into football.
Reports from 3 Down Nation said the Riders have also cut quarterback Bryan Bennett, but it sounds like there was good news Saturday for Marquise Williams.
He was one of 20 players the Roughriders cut on Saturday.