The Green Bay Packers moved quickly to shore up a shaky backup quarterback position, signing free agent Vince Young to a one-year deal believed to be worth the league minimum.
The signing came shortly after Young worked out in front of members of the personnel department.
The Packers were on the phone with Young's agent, Jerry Marlatt, shortly after No. 3 quarterback B.J. Coleman threw two interceptions in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Lambeau Field. Coleman has had a bad first week of training camp and the Packers decided to cover their bases right away in their search for a backup to Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers chose Young, 30, over other free agents such as Tyler Thigpen, Matt Leinart, Byron Leftwich, John Beck and Jordan Palmer. They knew they couldn't wait much longer on Young, because he is athletically superior to the others and has started 47 NFL games.
Young will make a base salary of $840,000 if he makes the team.
The Packers now must find a replacement for left tackle Bryan Bulaga, who suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage.
Just three months ago, coach Mike McCarthy moved Bulaga from right tackle to left tackle, Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton from right guard to left guard, T.J. Lang from left guard to right guard and Marshall Newhouse, who started 28 games the past two seasons at left tackle, to right tackle.
McCarthy has said he moved Sitton to left guard to put the team's two best offensive linemen together on the same side of the line, protecting Rodgers' blind side.
Colts: Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey's sprained left knee is "not serious," team spokesman Avis Roper said.
Heyward-Bey impressed the Colts during the first week of training camp before suffering the injury. It is unclear when he will return to practice.
"Yeah, it stinks when a guy goes down, but it is the nature of football and hopefully it is not too serious, I don't think it is," quarterback Andrew Luck said.
Ravens: Tight end Ed Dickson has a slight tear in his hamstring and will be sidelined for at least a week. Coach John Harbaugh said Dickson is expected back by the first week of the regular season.
The Ravens are already thin at tight end after losing Dennis Pitta to a season-ending hip injury earlier in training camp.
Broncos: Joel Dreessen, Denver's best blocking tight end, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss the remainder of training camp, and right tackle Orlando Franklin limped off the field early during Monday's practice with an injured hip and did not return.