Young says he's trying to share his side of story

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vince Young has done lots of talking in recent weeks about wanting to play elsewhere.

The NFL's 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year lost his starting job after getting hurt in the Titans' season opener of 2008. He sprained his knee, and coach Jeff Fisher handed the job to Kerry Collins.

Young told a Baltimore TV on May 30 that it's time to play for somebody else if the Titans don't want him, but his agent quickly tried to downplay the comments.

Then Young told ESPN he had thought about quitting. He denied that on Wednesday.

Young is under contract for three more seasons but is due to count $14 million against the salary cap in 2010. He left open the chance for a move if the Titans decide to go on without him, saying he would want to be somewhere else then because it would be mutual.

The recent headlines and TV scrolls involving Young haven't bothered his teammates or Fisher. The coach said he understands the frustration of every backup who would rather be starting.

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