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File - In this Aug. 25, 2012 file photo, Buffalo Bills' Vince Young kneels on the turf after throwing an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Young finds himself without a team and with only a fraction of the money he received from a contract that paid him a guaranteed $26 million. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
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File - In this Aug. 25, 2012 file photo, Buffalo Bills' Vince Young kneels on the turf after throwing an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Young finds himself without a team and with only a fraction of the money he received from a contract that paid him a guaranteed $26 million. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

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