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McCarthy: Packers' Young, Coleman in competition for No. 2 QB job

Jay Sorgi

Quarterback B.J. Coleman. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy: Packers' Young, Coleman in competition for No. 2 QB job

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 25, 2013

With a few words, the head coach of the Green Bay Packers made a public point Sunday that Vince Young has not clinched any backup quarterback job behind Aaron Rodgers, and B.J. Coleman is still in the mix.

"The number-two spot hasn't been answered," McCarthy told reporters on Sunday.

"B.J. and Vince are going to compete."

The Packers released Graham Harrell Sunday morning, and initial speculation was that Vince Young would become the No. 2 quarterback.

Perhaps McCarthy's words were simply to be a motivator for Young, the best-performing quarterback behind Rodgers in preseason games.

However, if taken at face value, it's a wide-open competition.