Thursday, November 19, 2009

Brohm shuffles off to Buffalo

There goes another early round draft pick down the drain. QB Brian Brohm, who was highly touted coming out of Louisville, and was the Packers' 2nd round pick in 2008, has signed a deal with Buffalo. Brohm was beaten out last year by 7th round pick Matt Flynn as the primary backup to Aaron Rodgers. Brohm never seemed to progress and was actually cut by the Pack in their final roster moves prior to this season. He was then signed to the practice squad.

The Bills signed Brohm Wednesday evening to their active roster. It's not as if the Packers didn't make an effort to keep him. They actually made him the same two-year offer the Bills did in an attempt to retain him. But Brohm was seeking an opportunity to play. With Buffalo, he may get that. So, let's wish the young man well. Many of us felt at the time that the Packers were getting a real steal by grabbing Brohm in the second round. Too bad it didn't work out for either him or the Packers.

The Packers filled Brohm's slot on the practice squad by signing former Central Washington quarterback Mike Reilly. Reilly was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers and released at the end of their training camp.