Packers re-sign QB Joe Callahan to 53-man roster two days after releasing him

Tom Silverstein
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Joe Callahan pump fakes the ball during Family Night at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers wasted no time in re-signing quarterback Joe Callahan to the 53-man roster.

A source said Monday Callahan had cleared waivers and was in the process of being re-signed to the 53-man roster.

It is not known whom Callahan will replace on the 53.

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The Packers cut Callahan on Saturday to make room for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was activated from injured reserve.

At the time he was released, the Packers expressed interest in re-signing Callahan to the 53-man roster if he cleared waivers, so his return might not have anything to do with the decision the Packers will make this week whether to play Rodgers again.

The Packers would be eliminated from the playoffs if the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

Rodgers, who is two months removed from a broken right collarbone, said after the Packers' 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers that he would like to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, but said he wasn't sure what the organization wanted to do.

"I’m a competitor," Rodgers said Sunday. "Until they tell me otherwise, I’m expecting to play."

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