GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers released quarterback Graham Harrell, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Harrell, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2009, spent a year in the Canadian Football League before signing with Green bay in 2010. He has struggled so far this preseason, completing six of 13 passes for 49 yards Friday night in a 17-10 loss to Seattle.
Harrell's release clears the way for Vince Young to be Aaron Rodgers' backup. Young, who signed with the Packers in training camp, went 6/7 Friday night, leading the team on an 80 yard touchdown drive.
"Vince Young, it's the dimension of running," Mike McCarthy said after the game. "I think you're just seeing Vince get more comfortable with what's asked of him."
"I think he's improving," Aaron Rodgers said. "I think this is a difficult system and a wordy system to pick up."
"I'm getting there," said Young. "Like I said, more reps, more practice, lot of film work. That's what it's all about. As a quarterback, you want to lead your guys out there, you want to convert on third downs, you want to make first downs, you want to make the right throws and call the right plays. So I really feel like as a second and third team unit, I think we took a step forward."
The Packers head to Kansas City Thursday night for their final preseason game.