Packers sign quarterback

Bouman reunites with McCarthy; Rodgers placed on injured reserve

The Green Bay Packers Tuesday signed quarterback Todd Bouman and placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve, the team announced.

Bouman, 34, is a ninth-year pro who had played the previous three years with New Orleans, where he worked from 2003-04 with Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, then the Saints' offensive coordinator. Acquired by New Orleans in a 2003 trade with Minnesota, Bouman spent his first five years with the Vikings, who originally signed him as a non-drafted free agent in 1997.

Bouman has played in 42 NFL games with six starts, and has completed 129 of 230 passes (56.1 percent) for 1,683 yards, with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, a 75.3 passer rating.

Rodgers, the team's first-round draft choice in 2005, broke his foot during the second half of Sunday's 35-0 loss to New England, but finished the game.

In another roster move, the Packers released defensive tackle Scott Paxson from the eight-man practice squad.


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