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Packers finish draft by taking QB Coleman



GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers took a quarterback with their final pick in the NFL draft, selecting Tennessee-Chattanooga's B.J. Coleman with the second of two seventh-round compensatory picks.

   The 6-3, 222-pound Coleman originally went to Tennessee, playing in three games in 2008 before transferring to Chattanooga. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 6,871 yards at Chattanooga, with 52 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.

   The Packers had a quarterback void after backup Matt Flynn signed with Seattle as a free agent. Former No. 3 quarterback Graham Harrell is expected to become Aaron Rodgers' primary backup.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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