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Packers free agency rumors: Scott Tolzien to visit with Colts, Bears also showing interest

Scott Tolzien may not have to look too far geographically to find his next NFL home.

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The Green Bay Packers entered free agency as long shots to re-sign quarterback Scott Tolzien, and that doesn't appear to have changed. According to the Milwaukee journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, Tolzien has a visit scheduled with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday and has received interest from the Chicago Bears.

The Colts' interest in Tolzien makes sense. The team parted ways with 18-year veteran Matt Hasselbeck earlier this offseason, leaving only Stephen Morris behind starter Andrew Luck. As for Tolzien's other suitor, the former Wisconsin Badgers signal-caller hails from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, making the Bears an attractive destination.

For the past three seasons, the Packers have developed Tolzien as a backup behind Aaron Rodgers. Tolzien made two starts in 2013 while Rodgers recovered from a fractured collarbone, and has appeared in six other contests. He has shown more during the preseason, where he produced a combined passer rating of 105.8 the past two summers.

Tolzien, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011, has spent time with the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Packers. In his career, he has completed 56 of his 91 pass attempts for 721 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.