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Packers Hold Graham Harrell In (Somewhat) High Regard

Graham Harrell

The Packers dig Harrell... kind of.

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.

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  1. Richard Weed September 16, 2011

    Way to go Graham! Hang in there, good things come from persistence and hard work! Beats the heck out of working at a car dealership in Lubbock (the fate of most TTU QB’s)… ;)

  2. Vijay September 16, 2011

    Joe Theisman just said that A-Rodge is the best QB EVER on Playbook/ NFL Network.

  3. DoubleDave September 17, 2011

    That made me so happy

  4. Wreckem September 17, 2011

    We’re pumped for Graham! Excited to see him work at it and see some effects from all the coaching and practice.. Congrats to the Packers, its fun to see an organization run the correct way from way down here in Dallas…


  5. ratchett September 17, 2011

    I will be happy if Harrell is happy. I don’t think Flynn will want to be a back up much longer; I expect him to get lots of offers….

  6. ay hombre September 17, 2011

    Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel tweeted the other night that Tom Brady might be the greatest of all time….made me want to throw up coming from him.

    Rodgers has never had a really good offensive line like Brady has and last I checked the Patriots haven’t won shit since they stopped video taping the opposing team. Coincidence?

    Rodgers in his short career..IS the greatest of all time. No one has a more complete set of tools while being so mechanically sound in all of it. Right now I can accept arguments about Brady or maybe Manning being the greatest ever, but only injuries will prevent ARodge from universally being recognized as the most complete…and greatest quarterback to ever play the game.

    Really in my eyes he already is….now he’s just stretching his lead like Secretariat in the Belmont.

  7. nurseratchett September 17, 2011

    Can’t remember who the guy was on ESPN radio the other night, but he had a great rant about a statute of limitations on bragging rights….pointing out that it had been over 1300 days since the Patriots won a playoff game…LOVED IT. So sick of hearing about Brady/Bellichek/Patriots.

    Very glad Harrell is being kept happy. I believe the interest in Flynn will pick up considerably this season/next off season, and I wonder how long he will be content to be a back up.