In a move that comes as a surprise to no one that has been paying attention to the news cycle, the Green Bay Packers have officially released back up quarterback Graham Harrell after just over two years of disappointment.
Harrell was originally signed by the team back in May of 2010, but he was released before the start of the season and then re-signed to the team’s practice squad. He was then placed on the active roster in December of 2011.
The Packers had given Harrell plenty of time to earn the primary back up slot after trading away Matt Flynn, but Harrell was unable to show that he can hack it in the NFL. In fact, his shining moment as a Green Bay Packer came in September of last year where he got one snap inside of the redzone. Rather than taking advantage of the opportunity, Harrell tripped over the center and fumbled away the ball.
That perfectly sums up his Green Bay career.
With Harrell now out of the picture, Vince Young is now the Packers primary back up.