Rumor of the day:
Fox Sports Jay Glazer claims that Cowboys' OC Sean Payton is the leading candidate for the Packers job. (Scroll down) The Packers appear to be leaning towards an offensive coach to work with Brett Favre. It would be premature to say Payton's the guy, since Green Bay is only about halfway through its candidate's list.
News flash :
Three differerent news outlets all say Texas QB Vince Young will announce for the NFL draft later today. ESPN's Chris Mortensen adds to his earlier story saying Young either has met or will meet shortly with UT head coach Mack Brown to state his intentions. Young will be the first major player to leave the Texas program early in the Brown era.
New8 Austin quotes UT sports information director John Bianco that Young has reached a decision and will hold a press conference soon to announce his decision.
Finally, the Houston Chronicle claims Young has retained agent James "Bus" Cook to represent him. Cook also represents Brett Favre and Young's close friend Steve McNair.
The big winner today is the Tennessee Titans. With the Texans stating they will still draft Reggie Bush with the top pick, Tennessee is assured of getting either USC QB Matt Leinart, who would be reunited with his college OC Norm Chow, or Young, who would be his mentor McNair's understudy, after McNair announced late last week that he will stay with the team.