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Packers will release QB Joe Callahan on roster cut deadline day

There is still a chance that Callahan may land on the practice squad, however.

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If it was not yet clear how the Green Bay Packers viewed the pecking order in their quarterback room coming out of Thursday’s preseason finale, one of the team’s early-reported cuts on Saturday morning should illustrate it.

The Packers reportedly plan to release quarterback Joe Callahan, and the timing of the report makes it evident that they see him as the fourth option behind BYU rookie Taysom Hill.

This is not a sign that Hill has yet made the active roster, as the team still needs to find 20 more roster spots in order to get down to 53 as of the time this article publishes. However, it is obvious now that the team prefers Hill to Callahan.

Still, there is a chance that either one of these quarterbacks can make it to the Packers’ practice squad. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky has reported that Callahan plans to stay in Green Bay this weekend to “see what happens.” If the Packers do waive Hill and another team claims him, they would undoubtedly be disappointed, but head coach Mike McCarthy would likely still be pleased to get Callahan on the practice squad as the team’s third quarterback.

Follow along with our Roster Cut Tracker here all day long to see how the Packers get down to a 53-man roster.