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Graham Harrell | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Texas Tech
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Free agent QB Graham Harrell has accepted a position on the Washington State coaching staff.
Harrell played for current Cougars coach Mike Leach at Texas Tech from 2004-2008. Harrell attempted four passes for the Packers in 2012 and signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was cut by Green Bay last August and latched on with the Jets before being a part of final cuts. Apr 15 - 12:43 PM

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Jets waived QB Graham Harrell.

Harrell lasts less than a week on the Jets' roster because Brady Quinn was let go by the Seahawks. Yes, Quinn is an upgrade on Harrell. The noodle-armed ex-Packer completed just 23-of-42 passes (54.8 percent) for 169 yards (4.02 YPA) and one interception in the preseason for Green Bay.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Jets agreed to terms with QB Graham Harrell, formerly of the Packers.

It's entirely unclear why, as even if Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith don't play in Thursday's preseason finale, the Jets still have Greg McElroy and Matt Simms to soak up reps. Alas, the Jets. Perhaps the perpetually banged up McElroy won't play. He's dealing with an ankle injury. Either way, Harrell has zero chance at a roster spot. He was uniquely bad for the Packers this summer.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Packers waived QB Graham Harrell.

The writing was on the wall. Vince Young sealed up backup duties in Friday night's regular season dress rehearsal by completing 6-of-7 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. V.Y. added 39 yards on the ground. Popgun-armed Harrell completed just 23-of-42 passes (54.8 percent) for 169 yards (4.02 YPA) and one interception in the preseason. He's a testament to the fact that you've got to have arm strength to play quarterback in the NFL. The Packers were hoping his arm would get stronger, because Harrell has everything else. It never happened.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Packers QB Graham Harrell completed 6-of-14 passes for 49 yards in Friday night's preseason game.

Harrell didn't get much O-Line help versus a ferocious Seahawks front seven, but also didn't help himself with a noodle arm and scattershot accuracy. He's a difficult player to watch and had a limiting effect on Green Bay's offense. Look for Harrell to be waived in early September. Through three preseason games, Harrell is 23-of-43 (53.5 percent) for 169 yards (3.93 YPA), an interception, and two fumbles. He's turned the ball over twice.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:08:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers 2013 a "make-or-break" year for backup Packers QB Graham Harrell.

Harrell — a 2009 undrafted free agent who's attempted just four passes in three years with the Pack — is expected to be pushed by 2012 seventh-rounder B.J. Coleman. Neither player is a good option behind Aaron Rodgers. The Packers would be in major trouble were Rodgers to go down. Rodgers has missed just two games in five years since replacing Brett Favre.
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:45:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel projects backup QB Graham Harrell to be left off the Packers' final roster.

Harrell might be able to save himself with a monster finish to the preseason, but for now he's looking like a third-stringer at best. The Journal-Sentinel projects "someone else" -- perhaps a Colt McCoy or Tarvaris Jackson -- to fill the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers. Beat writer Rob Reischel projects seventh-round rookie quarterback B.J. Coleman to be left off the final roster, as well.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 10:38:00 PM

Packers GM Ted Thompson wants to see "continued improvement" and a "bounce back" game from backup QB Graham Harrell this week.

Although coach Mike McCarthy placed much of the blame for Harrell's poor performance to date on the second-team offensive line, Thompson concedes that he does "fish from time to time" on exploratory trade calls. Even if Harrell graded out better than we might expect -- as McCarthy stated Tuesday -- it's hard to imagine a Super Bowl contender going forward with him as the No. 2 QB.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Packers backup QB Graham Harrell completed just 12-of-24 passes for 100 yards and two interceptions in Green Bay's second preseason game Saturday night against the Browns.

He scrambled three times for 23 yards. Harrell didn't get a ton of help from his teammates, but he also seemed out of his league going against Browns second-team defenders. Harrell possesses a weak arm and becomes clearly uncomfortable when pressured, diminishing his productivity. We suspect the Packers played Harrell so much in this game to determine whether he can be Aaron Rodgers' primary 2012 backup. If so, Harrell flunked this audition.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 12:25:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests that the Packers will go searching for a veteran backup quarterback if Graham Harrell "flops" in camp.

Harrell went undrafted in 2009 because he lacked velocity and arm strength. Coach Mike McCarthy insists he's throwing with more power than ever, but Harrell has attempted zero career NFL passes and struggled last preseason. "This is clearly his best opportunity of his professional career," said McCarthy of Harrell. "He's getting better. It's right there for him as far as being the No. 2."
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 09:18:00 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers aren't "flinching" at quarterback, and the No. 2 job remains Graham Harrell's to lose.

Harrell has attempted zero career passes since coming into the league in 2009, but he'll supposedly enter the season as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup. It would be far from surprising, however, if the Packers pursue a veteran if Harrell is shaky in early preseason action.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 09:48:00 AM

The Packers are not expected to sign a veteran quarterback.

After losing Matt Flynn to Seattle, the Packers appear prepared to head into the 2012 season with Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup. Seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman and former Arena League star Nick Hill will compete for the No. 3 job.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 02:12:00 PM

Although the Packers plan to select a developmental quarterback late in the draft, coach Mike McCarthy has "high hopes" for Graham Harrell.

After McCarthy touted Harrell as the backup of the future last August, the Packers more than doubled his practice squad salary. The team went on to promote Harrell to the 53-man roster in December to prevent the Bills from poaching him. The former Texas Tech star is slated to replace Matt Flynn as Aaron Rodgers' backup.
Sun, Apr 1, 2012 09:04:00 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy is "hopeful" that Graham Harrell can make the move from No. 3 to primary backup quarterback this year.

"I think he's got instincts and toughness," said McCarthy. "I want to take him to the quarterback school. I like his makeup." McCarthy will likely target a mid-to-late round prospect as well. Former Arena Football League southpaw Nick Hill is third on the depth chart.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 02:46:00 PM

The Packers promoted QB Graham Harrell from their practice squad to the 53-man roster because the Bills were trying to lure him to Buffalo.

Harrell decided to stay in Green Bay because current backup Matt Flynn is an impending free agent. The Packers are high on Harrell as a potential long-term No. 2 quarterback after a couple of years in the system. The Bills would have put Harrell behind Ryan Fitzpatrick (signed through 2017) and Tyler Thigpen (under control through 2013). Harrell made the right choice.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 12:09:00 AM

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