published Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Packers cut Young; Coleman still on roster

Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young (13) rungs against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game in Kansas City, Mo., in this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, file photo.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young (13) rungs against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game in Kansas City, Mo., in this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, file photo.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Green Bay Packers cut Vince Young today, leaving two quarterbacks on their roster: former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and former McCallie and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout B.J. Coleman.

Today is cut-down day in the league and all teams have to trim their rosters to 53 players by 6 p.m. Less than 10 days ago Young appeared to have put himself in position to be the backup to Rodgers after a strong preseason outing, but now he’s out.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 draft by the Packers, Coleman spent last season on the practice squad. He came into this season’s training camp in position to compete for the No. 2 job with Graham Harrell, whom the Packers cut a week ago.

Coleman, who had an up and down training camp, hasn’t sewn up the No. 2 and could wind up back on the practice squad if the Packers sign another quarterback.

Elsewhere in the league, the Dallas Cowboys cut former Red Bank High School and Tennessee Tech wide receiver Tim Benford today. Benford spent last season on the Cowboys' practice squad and could wind up there again.

For more Mocs coverage, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at twitter.com/MocsBeat.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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