Just a few hours ago, reports across the Interweb indicated that the Green Bay Packers were ready to announce that they were going with only two quarterbacks, meaning that either Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien would be given their walking papers.
According to the newest reports just tweeted out by beat writers, the Packers have now flip-flopped on that position and are now preparing to keep all three quarterbacks that were in camp.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 30, 2014
That’s good news for all those Packers fans and the best of both worlds … the Packers will have the depth at the position that they lacked last year when Aaron Rodgers went down with injury and the team eventually called Flynn off his couch to come quarterback the team.
Both Flynn and Tolzien played very well in the team’s final preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, something that must have played into this reported position.
How that decision plays into the final half dozen cuts that are due to be announced over the course of the next 90 minutes remains to be seen.
All NFL teams, including the Packers have until 3 p.m. CDT today to make the final cuts to get their squads down to the maximum 53. They will all be able to start signing players Sunday morning to the practice squad. This year teams will be allowed to keep 10 players on their practice squads -a good thing for the Packers who have had to cut some talent from their roster today.
Of course, any player who is signed to the practice squad will have to clear waivers first.
We continue to keep our ears to the ground as things develop.
Stay tuned …
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