Report: Young to get bonus

Updated: March 10, 2010, 12:15 AM ET
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Last offseason, Vince Young was riding the bench. This offseason he's getting a fat check.

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The Titans quarterback will receive a $4.25 million roster bonus on Wednesday, his agent told the Tennessean on Tuesday.

The Titans will owe Young a base salary of $7.5 million in 2010 and $8.5 million in 2011.

"I think it will probably stay as is for now,'' agent Major Adams said, according to the newspaper. "Vince loves Tennessee and loves playing for the Titans. He's very happy.''

Young suffered a knee injury in the 2008 opener and was replaced by Kerry Collins. Personal problems pushed him further down the bench and he stayed there going into last season. But when the Titans started 0-6, Young got another chance. He helped the Titans go 8-2 in their last 10 games and made the Pro Bowl.

In other Titans news on Tuesday, the team landed former Rams and Eagles linebacker Will Witherspoon, signing the free agent to a three-year deal worth $11 million ($5 million in the first year), a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Witherspoon was released by the Eagles last week. He was traded to Philly in exchange for rookie receiver Brandon Gibson just prior to the trading deadline.

He started at both middle and weakside linebacker for the Eagles.

For the 2009 season, spanning his time with both teams, he racked up 91 tackles and a sack, and also returned his only interception for a touchdown.

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