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Packers release quarterback B.J. Coleman

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP/WRCB) — The Packers have signed Seneca Wallace just days after he was released by San Francisco, Green Bay's opening-game opponent.

Wallace is entering his 10th pro season, and replaces B.J. Coleman as the backup for Aaron Rodgers. Coleman was released Monday.

Wallace left the 49ers last week and San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said the quarterback was "not going to continue to play football."

After his first Packers practice Monday, Wallace said there was a "miscommunication" with the 49ers.

"Seneca Wallace has been in the league 11 years. He's been a backup quarterback primarily his whole career. He clearly understands the role, has a lot of experience in an out of systems," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Just talking football with him last night, I felt confident that he'll be ready to play Sunday."

Coleman briefly assumed the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Rodgers after Vince Young was released Saturday. Graham Harrell, who had also been competing for the backup job, was cut last week.

However, 48 hours later, Coleman is completely out of a job in Green Bay. The Packers also signed former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien to their practice squad, meaning Coleman will not be placed there for a second straight year.

"I had a chance to meet with B.J. last night and talked with him more on a personal than professional level," said head coach Mike McCarthy. "I always try to talk to a player who is released about what his strengths and weaknesses are. I like B.J. Coleman and I think he has a future in this league."

After being drafted by the Seahawks in 2003, Wallace went on to play seven seasons in Seattle. He's also had stops with the Browns and Saints.

In 21 starts and 62 career games, Wallace has completed 59 percent of passes (452 of 764) for 4,808 yards and 31 touchdowns, along with 18 interceptions.

Green Bay also signed to the practice squad guard Bryan Collins, wide receivers Charles Johnson and Myles White, cornerback James Nixon, tight end Jake Stoneburner, and Tolzien. Johnson, a seventh-round draft pick this year, was with the Packers during training camp, as was White, Nixon and Stoneburner.

Tolzien returns to the state where he played college ball for the Badgers. He entered the league in 2011 as a free agent with the 49ers.

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