The Buffalo Bills forced the Packers' hand on quarterback Graham Harrell this week. The Bills offered Harrell a spot on their 53-man roster, so the Packers had to decide whether to promote him from their practice squad or let him go. In a sign that they view him as a possible No. 2 quarterback next year†after Matt Flynn's presumed departure in free agency, the Packers offered Harrell a spot on their 53, and he chose to stay with them rather than go to Buffalo. "It just shows that they want to keep you around, thatís nice," Harrell said. "Itís a good thing to be wanted. Yesterday was kind of stressful day trying to decide whatís the best situation. But itís a good thing to be wanted, and Iíve always really enjoyed it here and am happy to still be here." Last year the Packers also promoted Harrell from their practice squad to their 53 late in the season after starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers sustained a concussion. The move this week suggests Harrell has a future with the team. "I hope so," Harrell said. "This place has been great. Iíve enjoyed every day Iíve been here and I donít think you can put a price on day-to-day happiness. More than anything, that played as big a role as anything. Just being in a great organization and an organization that treats people right, and being happy here had a big part to do with (choosing the Packers)."
Bills tried to sign QB Harrell
Nov. 6, 2013
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