The Green Bay Packers made free agency headlines by re-signing wide receiver Randall Cobb, and they are continuing to maintain their offensive depth with the re-signing of backup quarterback Scott Tolzien.
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The Packers have given Tolzien a one-year, $1.35 million contract.
Tolzien has been with the Packers for two seasons, and he started out on the practice squad before being promoted to the roster in 2013 and eventually becoming a temporary starter.
He was brought back in 2014 as the third-string quarterback behind Matt Flynn, but Flynn may be on his way out since his contract is also expired.
Tolzien has been expected to become Rodgers’ primary backup for a while, and it may be his time now that he has experience in the Packers offense.
Pro Football Talk announced the Packers re-signing their backup on Twitter.
New deal for Scott Tolzien means Matt Flynn’s out in Green Bay http://t.co/LvPZC2ijHf
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 8, 2015