BJ Coleman released, veteran Wallace signed.
The quarterback carousel continues for the Green Bay Packers. It was just one week ago that Graham Harrell, Vince Young and BJ Coleman were working to earn a roster spot. Now, less than one week before the regular season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, the quarterback dynamic behind Aaron Rodgers has completely changed.
ESPN's Ed Werder was first to report that the Packers signed veteran Seneca Wallace to serve as the team's backup. In a related move, the Packers released second year player BJ Coleman Sunday night, and appear ready to move forward with former WI Badgers quarterback, Scott Tolzien on the practice squad.
Wallace, 33, was released by the 49ers last week after telling head Coach Jim Harbaugh that he planned to retire. In regards to Wallace's decision to retire, Harbaugh told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, "he felt strongly about it. I don't talk people out of that."
Wallace's agent, Don Yee, denied the claim that his client would be retiring.
Wallace was released by the Cleveland Browns at the conclusion of the 2012 pre-season, and did not play in the NFL in the 2012 regular season. He was singed in April by the New Orleans Saints, but was released on August 19. Three days later, the 49ers picked him up only to release him on August 29.
Tolzien was also released by the 49ers in the first round of roster cuts last week. Tolzien was the 49ers third string quarterback last season behind Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. The Packers haven't officially announced the signing of the former Badgers signal-caller yet, but several reports indicate Tolzien performed well enough in his weekend workout to be signed.
When Ted Thompson said the 53-man roster is by no means final, he wasn't kidding. Are the Packers better at the QB position today than they were a week ago? That's the million dollar question that Packers fans hope to not know the answer to...because finding out would mean that Aaron Rodgers is not on the field.
UPDATE: The Packers have officially announced the signing of six players to their practice squad. They inlcude: Tolzien, G Bryan Collins, WR Charles Johnson, CB James Nixon, WR Myles White, TE Jake Stoneburner