The saga that is the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback situation may finally be coming to an end.
Following the release of quarterbacks Graham Harrell (who had served as Aaron Rodgers’ backup the past three seasons) and Vince Young, respectively, over the past week, the green and gold, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette, have also cut ties with B.J. Coleman, releasing the former seventh-round draft choice on Monday.
On the heels of Coleman’s departure, ESPN.com reported that Green Bay had agreed to terms with seven-year veteran Seneca Wallace, who last played for the Cleveland Browns in 2011, and is expected to begin practicing with the team on Monday.
The 5’11”, 196-pound Wallace, selected in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2003 NFL draft out of Iowa State, will give the Packers, who also signed for Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien to its practice squad on Sunday, a veteran option—the 33-year-old Sacramento, Calif. native has played in 62 regular season contests, 21 of which were starts—behind center should Rodgers get sidelined.
Coleman, who served on the Green Bay practice squad a season ago, as noted by the Green Bay Press Gazette, ranked 110th in accuracy and 106th in passer rating among the 115 signal callers who threw a pass during the preseason.
Wallace, who suited up for San Francisco this preseason, holds a career record of 6-15, headlined by a 3-5 mark with Seattle in 2008. Additionally, Wallace, who has one touchdown reception and six rushing scores to his name, has amassed 4,808 yards through the air and 31 touchdowns while completing 59.2 percent of his passes.