GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers will re-sign backup quarterback Joe Callahan, a source told ESPN on Monday.
Callahan was released on Saturday to make room for Aaron Rodgers, who was activated off injured reserve.
The signing did not appear on the NFL transaction list Monday because Callahan had to clear waivers first. That means the Packers do not have to make a corresponding roster move until it becomes official, likely on Tuesday.
It could mean the Packers are considering shutting down Rodgers if they're out of playoff contention, which would happen if the Falcons beat Tampa Bay on Monday Night Football. However, the Packers like Callahan as a developmental prospect, so the move could have been in their plans all along after he cleared waivers.
Sunday marked Rodgers' first game since he underwent surgery to repair a broken right collarbone two months ago. He threw three touchdown passes but also had his first three-interception game since 2009.
The Packers also worked out two quarterbacks on Monday: veteran Matt McGloin and rookie Garrett Fugate.