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B.J. Coleman | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Chattanooga
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Former Packers QB B.J. Coleman has signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
A Packers seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft, Coleman was waived in 2013 training camp and spent 2014 out of football. The big red flags on his NFL potential were an inability to beat out Graham Harrell and Scott Tolzien. Jan 22 - 2:44 PM

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Packers waived QB B.J. Coleman.

Coleman went 14-of-34 (41.2 percent) for 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the preseason. He was still expected to serve as Aaron Rodgers' backup following the release of Vince Young. Now the Packers only have newly acquired practice-squad quarterback Scott Tolzien behind Rodgers. GM Ted Thompson has something up his sleeve.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 09:47:00 AM

B.J. Coleman is getting "every opportunity" to win the Packers' backup quarterback job.

Coleman has shown rapid improvement since the Packers took him in the seventh round of the 2012 draft. He's been getting second-team reps along with Graham Harrell, leaving the two to battle it out in preseason games. Rodgers has missed just two games since taking over as the Packers' starter in 2008.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:53:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests B.J. Coleman could "jump" Graham Harrell to be the Packers' backup quarterback in preseason games.

Coleman is the more talented of the backup competitors, while heady Harrell is a favorite of the coaches. "He's very talented," coach Mike McCarthy said of Coleman. "I really like the development and improvement in his fundamentals ... He needs to play." Coleman will play plenty in August exhibition games.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:00:00 PM

The Packers will give 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman a chance to unseat Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup.

Coleman isn't as athletic as Harrell, but he's got a bigger arm and stands firmer in the pocket. His presence may be the reason the Packers never upgraded the position behind Rodgers this offseason. Coleman's biggest limitation is his shortage of athleticism. Coaches want him to improve throwing on the run.
Sun, May 12, 2013 03:51:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the Packers "want to see if" QB B.J. Coleman can beat out Graham Harrell for the backup job.

Coleman was a seventh-round pick out of Chattanooga last year, but he was among the Packers' final cuts. Harrell spent the season as Aaron Rodgers lone backup. He saw very limited action in four games, completing 2-of-4 passes for 20 yards while losing a fumble. Coleman completed 7-of-18 passes last preseason. Green Bay would be in a world of hurt if either was forced to play.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 09:54:00 PM

Packers waived or released QB B.J. Coleman, WRs Dale Moss, WR Diondre Borel and Curenski Gilleylen, FB Nic Cooper, DE Lawrence Guy, CB Otis Merrill and G Greg Van Roten.

After much handwringing over which player would claim the Packers' final receiver spot, Borel, Moss and Tori Gurley were each handed their walking papers on Friday. All three will be candidates for the practice squad if they go unclaimed on waivers. The No. 243 pick in the draft, Coleman attempted just seven passes during the preseason, and is surely practice squad bound.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 09:32:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects the Packers to bring in a veteran quarterback if backup Graham Harrell "flops" this summer.

The annual Super Bowl contenders are taking a leap of faith with Harrell in the No. 2 role. Although seventh-rounder B.J. Coleman showed improvement during OTAs, he's still slated for the developmental No. 3 job as a rookie. By late August, Green Bay could be the favored landing spot for trade candidate Colt McCoy.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Packers signed No. 243 overall pick QB B.J. Coleman to a four-year contract.

A transfer from Tennessee after losing his starting job, Coleman threw for 6,892 yards with a 52:32 TD-to-INT ratio and 57 percent completion rate in 29 games for UT-Chattanooga. Coleman possesses a strong arm with the ability to make all NFL throws, but doesn't always feel pressure and lacks top-notch accuracy. He's the new developmental QB in Green Bay.
Thu, May 10, 2012 08:06:00 PM

Packers selected Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman with the No. 243 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Coleman stood out at the East-West Shrine Game as the lone quarterback with NFL arm strength and physical tools. Possessing prototypical size (6'3/234), Coleman often shows mannerisms of Peyton Manning after studying the legendary passer early in his college career. Down the line, Coleman should bypass Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' top backup.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 07:00:00 PM

SI's Peter King "can see" the Eagles drafting a developmental quarterback with one of their two second-round picks.

The Eagles own the Nos. 46 and 51 picks, though they already have 2010 developmental pick Mike Kafka behind Michael Vick. Philly kicked the tires on Peyton Manning and has expressed interest in the draft's top quarterbacks, but the timing might not be right to spend a second-rounder on a signal caller.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 09:28:00 AM

The Lions are looking to add a developmental quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.

As expected. Detroit had a wealth of quarterback depth over the last three seasons, but now needs to replace the departed Drew Stanton. The replacement will be a project, according to Lions GM Martin Mayhew. "I think that role, whether it's filled in the draft or free agency, will be a developmental type player."
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 07:05:00 PM

According to the National Football Post, "multiple scouts" were impressed with Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman's "arm strength and physical tools" at the East-West Shrine Game.

Coleman was apparently "less impressive" in his interviews with teams, however. Coleman's size (6'3/234) and big arm make it likely he'll be drafted, but he could be facing an uphill battle to go any earlier than day three.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 09:20:00 AM

Louisiana Tech RB Lennon Creer's 9-yard touchdown run with 47 seconds remaining gave the West a 24-17 victory over the East in the East-West Shrine Game.

Creer was named offensive MVP on the strength of 15 carries for 80 yards. No player impressed this week as much as UT-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman, who went 10-of-15 for 168 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. Possessing prototypical size (6'3/234) and a rocket arm, Coleman is the lone potential NFL starting QB among the Shrine prospects. Originally projected as a mid-to-late round pick, Coleman's stock is rising steadily.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 08:29:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Kellen Moore
4Chandler Harnish
5Tim Tebow
6Caleb Hanie
7Curtis Painter
8John Skelton
9Mike Kafka
10Josh Portis
11David Carr
12Rex Grossman
13Vince Young
14Brady Quinn
15Kevin Kolb
16Trent Edwards
17Jerrod Johnson
18Adam Weber
19Jordan Rodgers
20Chase Rettig
21Tommy Rees
22Brock Jensen
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Tajh Boyd
35Brett Smith
36James Franklin
37Pat White
38Nate Enderle
39John Parker Wilson
40Nick Stephens
41Tyler Wilson
42Brendon Kay
43Logan Kilgore
44Kory Faulkner
45Collin Klein
46Rusty Smith
47Keith Price
48Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jamie Harper
11Jalen Parmele
12Peyton Hillis
13BenJarvus Green-Ellis
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Mikel Leshoure
18Brandon Saine
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Lance Ball
22Ray Rice
23Evan Royster
24Isaac Redman
25Michael Bush
26D.J. Harper
27Tim Cornett
28Stephen Houston
29Alex Green
30Derrick Strozier
31David Fluellen
32Roy Finch
33Tim Flanders
34Jordan Lynch
35George Atkinson III
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Anthony Allen
43Damien Berry
44Richard Murphy
45William Powell
46Cierre Wood
47Stefphon Jefferson
48Deonte Williams
49Bradley Randle
50Quentin Hines
51De'Leon Eskridge
52Armond Smith
53Delone Carter
54Tauren Poole
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Steven Jackson
3Reggie Bush
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12Collin Mooney
13Evan Rodriguez
14Braden Wilson
15Zach Boren
16Lonnie Pryor
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
19Stephen Campbell
20J.C. Copeland
21Chad Young
22Kadeem Jones
23Quinn Johnson
24Harvey Unga
25Owen Marecic
26Shaun Chapas
27Dorson Boyce
28Eric Kettani
29Owen Schmitt
30Brian Leonard
31James Baker
32Ryan D'Imperio
33Jon Hoese
34Ben Guidugli
35Eddie Williams
36Chad Abram
37Alex Debniak
38Ryan Roberson
39Jonathan Amosa
40Rupert Bryan
41Cameron White
42Devonte Campbell
43Michael Zordich
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Jacoby Jones
5Laurent Robinson
6Brandon Gibson
7Titus Young
8Joe Morgan
9Darius Johnson
10Keenan Davis
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13LaRon Byrd
14Greg Childs
15Lamont Bryant
16Ryan Whalen
17Jamar Newsome
18Terrence Toliver
19Richard Goodman
20Ben Obomanu
21Ted Ginn
22Devery Henderson
23Erik Lora
24Taulib Ikharo
25Robby Toma
26Carlin Isles
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Johnathan Haggerty
33Tiquan Underwood
34Charly Martin
35Naaman Roosevelt
36Emmanuel Arceneaux
37Ifeanyi Momah
38Sederrick Cunningham
39Jordan White
40Chris Summers
41Marcus Jackson
42Derek Moye
43Kamar Jorden
44Nicholas Johnson
45Roy Roundtree
46Chad Bumphis
47Dan Buckner
48Zach Rogers
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53Tyrone Goard
54Sam McGuffie
55Terrell Sinkfield
56Jheranie Boyd
57Eric Rogers
58Rashaad Carter
59Erik Highsmith
60Chip Reeves
61Bert Reed
62Brandon Carswell
63Joseph Anderson
64Jeremy Ebert
65T.J. Moe
66Jasper Collins
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Julius Pruitt
70Mardy Gilyard
71Jon Baldwin
72Chastin West
73Demetrius Fields
74Scott Pillar
75Mike Davis
76Cody Hoffman
77Quintin Payton
78Wilson Van Hooser
79C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Harry Douglas
5Brian Hartline
6Anthony Armstrong
7Kerry Meier
8David Nelson
9Greg Little
10A.J. Jenkins
11Aaron Mellette
12Robert Gill
13Darius Hanks
14Kealoha Pilares
15Brandon Banks
16Donald Jones
17Raymond Radway
18Eric Page
19Chris Givens
20Earl Bennett
21Jordan Shipley
22Mohamed Massaquoi
23Micheal Spurlock
24Steve Breaston
25Donte' Stallworth
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29David Reed
30Jarett Dillard
31Dezmon Briscoe
32Tim Toone
33Jeff Fuller
34Duke Calhoun
35Isaiah Williams
36David Douglas
37Dale Moss
38Brandon Collins
39Tray Session
40Lanear Sampson
41Alec Lemon
42Lamaar Thomas
43Dominique Croom
44Martel Moore
45Nicholas Edwards
46Charles Hawkins
47Alex Gillett
48Greg Hardin
49Lacoltan Bester
50Eric Thomas
51Jaz Reynolds
52Austin Franklin
53Alex Neutz
54Geraldo Boldewijn
55Kelsey Pope
56Anthony McClung
57Jordan Harris
58Micah Hatfield
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Rodrick Rumble
62Jason Thompson
63Omarius Hines
64Gerrard Sheppard
65Andy Cruse
66Anthony Amos
67R.J. Webb
68Andrew Helmick
69Jerry Johnson
70Brandon Kaufman
71Marvin McNutt
72Andrew DePaola
73James Shaw
74Devin Goda
75Ronald Johnson
76Roberto Wallace
77Bobby Sewall
78Joe Adams
79Tori Gurley
80Kevin Elliott
81Jared Green
82Mike Willie
83Michael Calvin
84Taveon Rogers
85Terrence Austin
86Deon Butler
87Darius Reynaud
88Early Doucet
89Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Harry Douglas
7Brian Hartline
8Brandon Gibson
9A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Anthony Fasano
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Steve Watson
12Tommy Gallarda
13D.J. Williams
14Sean McGrath
15Andrew Szczerba
16James Casey
17Daniel Graham
18Billy Bajema
19Evan Wilson
20Jacob Pedersen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Justin Jones
23Asa Watson
24Joel Dreessen
25Ben Hartsock
26Visanthe Shiancoe
27Cameron Morrah
28Tom Crabtree
29Brody Eldridge
30Nate Byham
31Dedrick Epps
32Martin Rucker
33Dan Gronkowski
34Nelson Rosario
35Jake Byrne
36Weslye Saunders
37Hayden Smith
38Zach Potter
39Colin Cloherty
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Matt Furstenburg
44Ben Cotton
45David Rolf
46Joe Sawyer
47Emmanuel Ogbuehi
48Jason Schepler
49Chase Clement
50A.C. Leonard
51Joe Don Duncan
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Cameron Graham
57Michael Higgins
58Alex Silvestro
59Andre Hardy
60Martell Webb
61Tim Biere
62Evan Moore
63Jamie McCoy
64Nathan Overbay
65Travis Beckum
66Richard Quinn
67Jake O'Connell
68Isaiah Stanback
69Brian Wozniak
70David Wright
71Morrell Presley
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez