It’s been a hell of a year for Joe Callahan.
He made the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent quarterback from a Division III school, got released during the season, signed by the Saints, released, signed by the Browns, released, signed back to the Packers’ practice squad and now, Callahan is back on the active roster.
The Packers promoted him on Saturday. The move was obviously made as insurance for Aaron Rodgers’ injured calf.
Rodgers hurt his calf against Seattle last week and although he’s expected to play on Sunday, he hasn’t practiced this week and was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Callahan will serve as the third quarterback behind Brett Hundley.
The Packers released inside linebacker Carl Bradford to make room for Callahan on the roster. Bradford had appeared in four games since being called up from the practice squad, but had just one tackle.
Despite a strong preseason, it quickly became apparent after his call-up that Bradford was overmatched on defense. He played just 10 defensive snaps and played none the past two weeks.
It seems pretty clear now that the Packers will never get anything from the former fourth-round pick.