Packers Juggle Practice Squad

They lose quarterback Mike Reilly to the Rams and have signed the answer to some Brett Favre trivia.

The Packers announced three changes to their practice squad on Wednesday, including a player who is the answer to a Brett Favre trivia question.

Quarterback Mike Reilly was signed off the Packers' practice squad to the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster, according to's Adam Caplan. Reilly, a rookie from Central Washington, had taken the place of quarterback Brian Brohm, who was signed to the Bills' roster.

To add a third quarterback, the Packers signed former Harvard star Chris Pizzotti, a two-time all-Ivy League player who posted a 20-2 record as a starter. The undrafted free agent spent training camp with the New York Jets, playing in two games but not throwing any passes. He worked out for the Packers on Sept. 15, a source told Packer Report.

As we were the first to report, linebacker Rob Francois also was signed to the practice squad, filling the void left by the promotion of Cyril Obiozor. Francois, as we reported on Monday, had worked out for the Packers in the past few days. He was an undrafted free agent out of Boston College and spent a nondescript offseason and training camp with the Vikings. He was released on Aug. 18 — when the Vikings signed Brett Favre — and spent a couple weeks with Detroit before being released among its final cuts.

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