The Green Bay Packers appear to finally have their scrappy little rookie quarterback back in town. Joe Callahan, who spent all summer and training camp with the Packers this year, is coming back after a pair of stops with the Saints and Browns.
The Browns waived Callahan on Tuesday, after a couple of their injured quarterbacks were cleared to resume practicing. Callahan finally cleared waivers for the first time, and guess who was there to swoop in as soon as he did? That’s right - Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson:
Now, we do not yet know whether this signing will bring Callahan back to the active roster or the practice squad. The Packers could free up a spot on the 53-man roster by placing cornerback Demetri Goodson on injured reserve with the knee injury he suffered a week and a half ago in Washington.
However, the fact that this comes after Callahan cleared waivers yesterday suggests that the Packers may be placing him on the practice squad. Further suggesting that this may be the case is the glut of injuries that have struck the Packers’ active roster; the team has enough injuries on both sides of the ball that they probably cannot afford to add a third quarterback to the 53-man roster anyway.
Stay tuned as we work to find out more about this reported signing and the corresponding roster move that will go along with it.
UPDATE: Callahan has indeed landed on the practice squad as expected. Thanks to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein for that confirmation: