Packers Hold Graham Harrell In (Somewhat) High Regard
The Green Bay Packers apparently think highly of practice squad quarterback [intlink id=”1102″ type=”category”]Graham Harrell[/intlink].
They don’t think highly enough of him to keep him on the active roster, but they do think highly enough of him to pay him a wad of cash.
The league minimum for practice squad players is $96,900, which is what the Packers are paying everyone on their practice squad… except Harrell. The team rewarded the Texas Tech product with a $220,000 contract after his strong preseason.
That probably softened the blow of getting released a little bit.
It’s also a good sign the Packers see Harrell as the heir apparent to [intlink id=”84″ type=”category”]Matt Flynn[/intlink]. The Packers No. 2 quarterback is playing out the final season of his rookie deal and is expected to seek a starting job in the offseason.
Harrell’s salary is also a good sign the Packers would move him to the active roster if another team tried to claim him off their practice squad.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.