When he retired, Crouch said he would only return to the NFL if given a chance to play quarterback. But many NFL scouts and observers have suggested that he would be better off playing wide receiver, running back or safety because he has not proven himself as a passer.
"If I play again I'd definitely say it would be as a quarterback," Crouch said in October. "My whole life, I've been a quarterback. My best football is when the ball's in my hands and I have some control over what happens."
The former Nebraska Cornhusker is still on the reserve-retired list, where he will remain unless or until he submits a letter to NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue requesting to have his name removed from the list, according to the Packers.
Crouch joins free agent Zak Kustok and Craig Nall as backup quarterbacks to Brett Favre. Doug Pederson, Favre's backup last year, has not been re-signed. The Packers are expected to select a quarterback in this weekend's NFL draft.
Crouch holds the NCAA record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (59) and holds Nebraska's school record for total offense (7,915 yards).
In his final season at Nebraska, Crouch completed 105 of 189 passes for 1,510 and seven touchdowns, completing 55.6 percent of his passes. He ran for 1,115 yards on 203 carries for a 5.5 per-carry average and scored 18 touchdowns.