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Harrell making the most of his chance

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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For the first time in his professional career, Graham Harrell has a chance to be a No. 2 quarterback, which is why this offseason is so critical for him. Starting with Packers quarterback school, which Harrell is going through for the first time, and continuing through organized team activities, minicamp, training camp and the preseason games, this is Harrell’s chance to move up the ladder. He spent the last two seasons on the practice squad or as the No. 3 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn. “I’ll say this about Graham: I’ve always been impressed with the progress he’s made with every opportunity he’s been given,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after yesterday’s OTA practice. “This is clearly the best opportunity of his professional career, from my view of what’s gone on since he left Texas Tech. He’s getting better. It’s right there for him as far as being the No. 2.” The Packers have just three quarterbacks on the roster — Rodgers, Harrell and rookie seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman — after they cut former Arena League standout Nick Hill last week, which has meant increased reps for Harrell. “The more reps you get in any offense, the more comfortable you’ll be,” Harrell said. OTA workouts continued today, although the session was closed to the public and media. The next open session is Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.  

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