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Report: Packers to release Graham Harrell

Graham Harrell. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Report: Packers to release Graham Harrell

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 24, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 24, 2013

Apparently, the performance of Packers backup quarterback Vince Young on Friday night against Seattle, and the lack of performance by Graham Harrell in that same game, has led to a decision by coach Mike McCarthy as to who will back up Aaron Rodgers.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted this Saturday:

One game does not make a decision, but check out the stat-lines for Friday:
- Young: 6-7 for 41 yds, 39 yards rushing and a touchdown pass.
- Harrell: 6-14 for 49 yards.

After the game Friday, McCarthy talked with Packers radio analyst Larry McCarren in an exclusive conversation.

He went into the backup quarterback battle, saying "It's not resolved....we still have time left...Vince Young, I thought he took a step today...took the team down the field, looked in command."

As one of our Packers contributors showed, Packers GM Ted Thompson has a history with Young.

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.