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Report: Green Bay Packers release Taysom Hill

September 2, 2017 GMT

The Green Bay Packers have released quarterback Taysom Hill, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. Rapport also reported the team hopes to bring Hill back on the practice squad. Saturday was the final day NFL teams could trim their rosters to 53 players.

The #Packers are going with two QBs on the active roster: They are waiving QB Taysom Hill, but hope to have him back on the practice squad.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2017

The Packers also released backup quarterback Joe Callahan, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. The team kept two quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley.

Hill, a Highland High School and BYU graduate, played in three preseason games and completed 14 of 20 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 10 times for 71 yards and one touchdown. The Packers were 3-0 when Hill played.

In his latest game Aug. 31 against the Los Angeles Rams, Hill led two scoring drives, including a nine-play, 58-yard drive capped with Hill’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Peck in the fourth quarter.

Hill did not play against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 26, but threw a touchdown pass Aug. 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles and ran for a score Aug. 19 against the Washington Redskins.

At BYU, Hill totaled 6,929 yards passing, 2,815 yards rushing and 75 total TDs. He went undrafted in April’s seven-round NFL draft and signed with the Packers on April 27.

Hill led Highland to the 5A state championship in 2008, when he was named Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year and 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year.