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B.J. Coleman | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Chattanooga
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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

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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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8Josh Portis
9Vince Young
10Kevin Kolb
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14John Parker Wilson
15Nick Stephens
16Tommy Rees
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29Jordan Rodgers
30Nate Enderle
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Collin Klein
34Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Chris Rainey
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Isaac Redman
12Brandon Saine
13D.J. Harper
14Tim Cornett
15Lance Ball
16Jordan Roberts
17Orwin Smith
18Armond Smith
19Javarris James
20Darren Evans
21Delone Carter
22Anthony Allen
23Damien Berry
24Richard Murphy
25William Powell
26Jawan Jamison
27Stefphon Jefferson
28Deonte Williams
29Bradley Randle
30Quentin Hines
31De'Leon Eskridge
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16James Baker
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Devonte Campbell
19Alex Debniak
20Ryan Roberson
21Jonathan Amosa
22Rupert Bryan
23Eddie Williams
24Jon Hoese
25Ben Guidugli
26Nate Eachus
27Jourdan Brooks
28Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Titus Young
5Darius Johnson
6Kevin Hardy
7Keenan Davis
8Taulib Ikharo
9Greg Childs
10Richard Goodman
11Lance Lewis
12Lamont Bryant
13Devery Henderson
14Ben Obomanu
15Matt Willis
16Brett Swain
17Chaz Schilens
18Ramses Barden
19Charly Martin
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23Nicholas Johnson
24Johnathan Haggerty
25Emmanuel Arceneaux
26Jordan White
27Roy Roundtree
28Robby Toma
29Carlin Isles
30Marcus Jackson
31Sam McGuffie
32Tyrone Goard
33Chip Reeves
34Terrell Sinkfield
35Jheranie Boyd
36Eric Rogers
37Rashaad Carter
38Erik Highsmith
39Demetrius Fields
40Scott Pillar
41Diondre Borel
42Chastin West
43Bert Reed
44Brandon Carswell
45Joseph Anderson
46Cole McKenzie
47Jamal Miles
48Rashad Evans
49Julius Pruitt
50Mardy Gilyard
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2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Earl Bennett
8Mohamed Massaquoi
9Steve Breaston
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17David Douglas
18Jeff Fuller
19Brandon Collins
20Tray Session
21Martel Moore
22Dominique Croom
23Kenny Shaw
24Nicholas Edwards
25Duke Calhoun
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Tim Toone
30Jarett Dillard
31Terrence Austin
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Deon Butler
35Early Doucet
36Patrick Crayton
37Perez Ashford
38Alex Neutz
39Kelsey Pope
40Jordan Harris
41Jason Thompson
42Omarius Hines
43Anthony Amos
44R.J. Webb
45Andrew Helmick
46Rodrick Rumble
47Andrew DePaola
48Ronald Johnson
49Jared Green
50Michael Calvin
51Taveon Rogers
52Dale Moss
53Devin Goda
54Brandon Kaufman
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Tommy Gallarda
10Fendi Onobun
11Billy Bajema
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Jamie Childers
17Joe Sawyer
18Joel Dreessen
19Visanthe Shiancoe
20Matt Furstenburg
21Ben Cotton
22David Rolf
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
25Dominique Curry
26Hayden Smith
27Colin Cloherty
28Dan Gronkowski
29Martin Rucker
30Richard Quinn
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Tom Crabtree
34Brody Eldridge
35Cameron Graham
36Jamie McCoy
37Jake O'Connell
38Travis Beckum
39Evan Moore
40Alex Silvestro
41Matt Veldman
42Tim Biere
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
50Isaiah Stanback
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4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
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