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Friday, March 12, 2010
Black and Blue all over: Delhomme and GB

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Lost in Thursday's action was an interesting report/denial relating to Green Bay's quarterback depth.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the Packers would host free-agent quarterback Jake Delhomme, presumably for a job as a veteran backup to Aaron Rodgers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel then quoted Delhomme's agent, Rick Smith, denying the visit.

Smith wouldn't elaborate, but Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com reports there has been contact between Delhomme and the team. Packers coach Mike McCarthy coached Delhomme in New Orleans from 2000-02 and the two remain close. Delhomme has visited Cleveland, where he could compete for a starting job, and will visit New Orleans this weekend.

If things don't work out in Cleveland or New Orleans, it's not out of the question that Delhomme could re-join McCarthy in Green Bay. Rodgers' backup for the past two seasons has been Matt Flynn.

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