The Green Bay Packers won't go into the season with B.J. Coleman as their backup quarterback, after all.
The Packers released the first-year quarterback on Sunday evening and appear set to move forward with former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien as their practice-squad quarterback, according to an NFL source.
In Coleman's place, the Packers have signed Seneca Wallace to backup Aaron Rodgers. The 33-year-old quarterback was actually a Ted Thompson draft choice back in 2003. Like Tolzien, he was recently released by San Francisco.
Wallace, who will wear Coleman's No. 9, has experience playing in the West Coast offense after playing Seattle for seven seasons (2003-09) and the Cleveland Browns for two seasons (2010-11).
The decision to keep Coleman over veteran Vince Young during Saturdayís final cuts was confounding considering the his struggles in training camp, completing only 14-of-34 passes (41.2 percent) for 128 yards and an interception to finish with a 49.6 quarterback rating.
Coleman played only two series in the Packersí preseason finale against Kansas City on Thursday and finished the preseason ranked 110th in accuracy and 106th in passer rating among 115 NFL quarterbacks that threw a pass during the preseason.
A 6-foot-3 quarterback taken in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Packers hoped Coleman would be able to push Graham Harrell for the backup job after a full year on the practice squad.
Despite having a cannon for a throwing arm, he couldnít overcome his erratic tendencies and decision-making en route to falling behind both Harrell and Young, who was signed on Aug. 5.
There hasnít been any indication a spot on the Packersí practice squad is awaiting Coleman, either. The current indication is the Packers will proceed with Tolzien in that capacity for the time being.
Tolzien, 25, guided the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in 2011 before spending portions of the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, who waived him on Thursday.
As for backing up Rodgers, Wallace adds plenty of experience having played in 62 career games with 21 starts and has completed 452 of 764 passes (59.2 percent) for 4,808 yards and 31 TDs with and 18 INTs for a 81.3 passer rating. He was with the Browns during the 2012 preseason and spent time with New Orleans and San Francisco during the 2013 preseason.