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Packers Signed QB Joe Callahan Through 2017 Upon Promoting Last Week

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers added another year to QB Joe Callahan’s contract upon promoting him to their active roster last week, which means he’ll be back with the team in 2017.

This is also a good indication that Callahan will remain on the Packers’ active roster for the remainder of the season.

Callahan, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Wesley College back in May. He was able to make the 53-man roster as the team’s No. 3 quarterback coming out of the preseason.

The Packers elected to cut him loose and were hoping to sign him to their practice squad but the Saints wound up claiming him off of waivers. New Orleans also wound up in a roster crunch and cut Callahan loose back in October and he was once again claimed off waivers by the Browns.

Cleveland cut Callahan to make room for QB Robert Griffin III being activated off injured reserve. The Packers later signed him to their practice squad before calling him up last week.

During the preseason, Callahan threw for 499 yards while completing 61.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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