With several pundits suggesting that the Green Bay Packers might be a suitor for Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy, the Packers seem content to role into the 2012 season with Graham Harrell backing up Aaron Rodgers. Accroding to the Packers Blog from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Harrell has added muscle in the offseason and has more zip on his throws.The Packers third quarterback on the roster is rookie seventh-round pick, B.J. Coleman.
The Journal-Sentinel does not seem to think the Packers will be interested in adding McCoy, even at the cost of a low draft choice. Aaron Rodgers has proven to be a durable quarterback as former backup Matt Flynn only started twice in his career, Flynn departed via free agency.
The Packers have been high on Harrell, a Texas Tech product. Last season, the Buffalo Bills made a run at Harrell in order to sign him off the Packer’s practice squad. Perhaps knowing that the franchise would not re-sign Flynn, Green Bay added Harrell to the 53-man roster on December 7, 2011 in order to protect him from the Buffalo Bills.
Harrell was undrafted after the 2009 NFL Draft and joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders for one season in the CFL. He has been a member of the Packers for two seasons.
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