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Packers sign Brohm to practice squad

MILWAUKEE — One day after being cut, quarterback Brian Brohm was back with the Green Bay Packers.

And while Packers General Manager Ted Thompson knows this isn't exactly the way Brohm expected his NFL career to go, Thompson insists the former Louisville star can still become a productive player in the pros.

"We haven't given up on him, and we don't think he's given up, either," Thompson told reporters in Green Bay on Sunday.

Brohm was one of eight players signed to the team's practice squad Sunday.

Brohm was considered a potential NFL star in college but has struggled after slipping to the Packers in the second round of last year's draft.

Matt Flynn, an unheralded seventh-round pick last year, beat out Brohm to become Aaron Rodgers' primary backup. Despite a nagging shoulder injury to Flynn, Brohm didn't play nearly well enough to challenge for the main backup job this year.

Thompson downplayed the idea that Green Bay might be looking to sign an experienced No. 3 quarterback, meaning Brohm likely would remain next in line behind Flynn if something were to happen to Rodgers.

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