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Joe Callahan Won’t Be Returning

If you had hoped the Green Bay Packers would re-sign quarterback Joe Callahan to the practice squad after releasing him on Thursday, your hopes have been dashed.

The New Orleans Saints claimed Callahan on waivers, which means he will be on their active roster behind Drew Brees and Josh McCown.

The Packers released Callahan in order to make a still unknown roster move. The team does have the option of activating either defensive tackle Mike Pennel or cornerback Demetri Goodson, both of whom are eligible to return after four-game suspensions.

There’s also the question of running back depth or lack thereof. With Eddie Lacy and James Starks both listed as questionable, the Packers may be forced to use the roster spot to add another back.

As for Callahan, it’s what seems like a premature and bittersweet end to his brief Packers’ career. Callahan was one of the biggest stories of training camp, making the roster as an undrafted rookie out of Division III Wesley. Not only did he perform well, but he did so against the oppositions’ No. 1 defensive units, as Aaron Rodgers stood around and Brett Hundley was injured.

Overall, Callahan went 54-of-88 for 499 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. That’s not a line you’d expect from a rookie QB facing No. 1 defenses, much less an undrafted one who played at a Division III school.

You’ll be missed, you spunky little SOB.

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Joseph Bonham

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9 Comments

  1. cyberstag October 14, 2016

    is anyone else tired of the TT/MM regime and their continual ineptness?

    1. Searay October 15, 2016

      I can’t even watch the carnage anymore. I live in Minnesota and the Vikings are always making moves..some are dumb but some are spectacular. Ted doesn’t even TRY. I gave up on him a long time ago,when the Bears were getting rid of Greg Olson…ya think Ted would make a move? Nope. The final straw for me was when he didn’t pull the trigger on Marshall Lynch. Then Mcarthy.ugh..of course he’s got Abberdaris and Janis sitting on the bench. And is Montgomery still hurt or something? He was looking good until he got hurt last year. I turn the channel when the offense is on because fat asses play calling is driving me nuts. My only glimmer of hope is the defense and as bad as the O has been playing the light might come on soon? Wishful thinking I guess

      1. da fuqk? October 16, 2016

        Marshall Lynch?

  2. PF4L October 14, 2016

    This is not a big deal. Like the running game, TT and MM are always ready for any and all situations with a contingency plan ready to go. If Hundley needed to come in and got hurt himself, rest easy knowing that Vince Young and Seneca Wallace are merely a phone call away. They can be at the game in 60 minutes or less, or the 1st interception is free.

    I don’t know why the hell i always have to come in here and be the voice of reason.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK October 14, 2016

      Lol!

  3. Vijay-jay October 14, 2016

    How is this roster still building toward a Superbowl?

  4. Savage57 October 15, 2016

    Probably this season’s dumbest personnel move so far. I knew this guy would never clear waivers.

    Nothing like finding a gem that just needs polishing at the most valuable position and letting him go so you can keep some flotsam whose biggest contribution this season will he a holding penalty on special teams at a critical juncture in an important game.

    Stay tuned, there’ll be more genius In Ted We Trust moves to come.

  5. Searay October 15, 2016

    When does the Eliot Wolf regime begin?

  6. MMTTDCSUCK October 16, 2016

    Fuck TT “The Frugal GM” and that fucking fuck Buffoon MM. What a cluster fuck. I am beginning to think the NFL is fixed . . . Why else could cocksuckers like this keep their jobs? If any of us shit the bed at our professions this much we would have been gone a long time ago! Fuck!