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Report: Packers sign backup QB Seneca Wallace, release Coleman

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

B.J. Coleman, left, joins Vince Young in the unemployment line. (USATSI)
B.J. Coleman (left) joins Vince Young in the unemployment line. (USATSI)

With Green Bay's decision to cut Vince Young (and Graham Harrell earlier in the preseason), it was assumed that B.J. Coleman had won the backup quarterback job behind Aaron Rodgers.

Turns out that's not the case, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette, because the Packers have released Coleman.

And according to ESPN, they'll replace him with Seneca Wallace, who reportedly retired but then apparently didn't after the 49ers released him to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

Now, Wallace is headed to Green Bay -- who (surprise, surprise) opens its season against San Francisco.

But what happened with Coleman and why is he no longer on the team? Well, as the Press Gazette notes, “Coleman finished the preseason ranked 110th in accuracy and 106th in passer rating among 115 NFL quarterbacks that threw a pass during the preseason.”

So, obviously, that's not great.

But bringing in Wallace, at least he has the experience to be an effective backup and he perhaps can provide some intelligence into what San Francisco's offense might be planning for Week 1.

In his eight-year career, Wallace has started 21 of 62 games, going 6-15 and completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

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