Tolzien completed one pass for four yards while finishing out Sunday's loss to the Cardinals in relief of starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers elected to pull Rodgers from Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with the team well behind on the scoreboard, and Tolzien quarterbacked the last two drives. He will continue to serve as Rodgers' top backup for the remainder of the season.
The Packers are re-signing backup quarterback Scott Tolzien, according to a report from Press-Gazette Media's Weston Hodkiewicz, citing an NFL source. The contract is a one-year deal for $1.35 million.
Packers backup quarterback Scott Tolzien is set to become a free agent this offseason after spending two seasons in Green Bay. Coach Mike McCarthy feels like the team will be able to retain four-year veteran. "I don't want to say confident, but I feel good based on my conversations with Scott," McCarthy said. "Scott, he's already got his (individual) offseason program." He started two games in 2013 when Rodgers went down with injury and threw for 717 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media. Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien were taking all the reps as the team is preparing for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys. Rodgers indicated he might miss practice time this week because of a lingering calf injury. However, it doesn't appear the injury will keep him sidelined for Sunday's game. "It feels better," Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. "We'll see what happens this week, as far as practice reps. Everybody's so concerned about them. I'm not. And my teammates aren't either. We'd like to get out there at some point and move around a little bit. It just depends on how I'm feeling." The Packers are 6-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game.
The following players are listed as inactive for the Packers against Tampa Bay Sunday: quarterback Scott Tolzien, cornerback Davon House, linebacker Carl Bradford, center Garth Gerhart, tight end Justin Perillo, wide receiver Jeff Janis and defensive tackle Bruce Gatson.
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