Former McCallie and Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman has been released by the Green Bay Packers, the team has confirmed via its official website. Coleman, who has spent the last two seasons on the practice squad, was battling to become the Aaron Rodgers' backup in Green Bay.
Coleman didn't have the best preseason, completing just 14 of 34 pass attempts for 128 yards, but appeared to have earned a spot on the 53-man roster after the Packers released Graham Harrell and Vince Young.
Not the case. The Packers have since signed veteran Seneca Wallace to serve as the No. 2.
Coleman, who began his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee following a stellar prep career at McCallie, transferred to UTC as a redshirt sophomore in 2009. He threw for 6,871 yards in his three seasons with the Mocs, along with a school-record 52 touchdown passes.
Former Baylor and UT offensive lineman Jacques McClendon was also claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Orginally a draft pick of Indianapolis Colts, McClendon last played for the Detroit Lions.
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