Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen (7) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 25-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers interested in signing quarterback Jimmy Clausen

No more than a week and a half ago, Vince Young was all but ready to be named the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback.

He’s now out of a job after the Packers cut him this morning.

In an ironic twist, it’s a similar scenario of former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who was also given the pink slip this morning.

Now in search of a backup quarterback (or a backup to B.J. Coleman), the Packers are reportedly interested in Clausen, per Pro Football Central:

According to sources, Green Bay has a lot of interest in recently released former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen.

A former second-round pick from Notre Dame, Clausen has started just 10 games in three seasons, all during his rookie campaign. He was even surpassed by Derek Anderson as Cam Newton’s primary backup last season.

The sources indicate that Green Bay released Young knowing that Clausen would be an option moving forward.

Young, Coleman or Clausen – either way, the Packers are are in trouble if Aaron Rodgers isn’t in the starting lineup.

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