GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Apparently the Packers didn't want to carry four quarterbacks on their roster for any longer as the team announced Wednesday morning that it released Nick Hill.
In addition, the Packers also released tight end Cameron Ford and signed defensive end Phillip Merling.
Hill, a 27-year-old left-handed quarterback, signed with the Packers on Jan. 20 after spending the past two seasons in the Arena Football League. But once Green Bay selected quarterback B.J. Coleman in the seventh round of the draft, it appeared to be an uphill battle for Hill to stay part of the team for much longer.
However, on Tuesday, coach Mike McCarthy talked positively about Hill and the rest of the backup quarterbacks behind Aaron Rodgers.
"I think there's definitely a lot of promise with all three of the young quarterbacks," McCarthy said. "I feel very good about the opportunity for growth in that room. So, yes, I'm confident that we'll be where we need to be ...