Packers news: Green Bay works out Paxton Lynch
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Packers work out Paxton Lynch

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The Green Bay Packers have worked out free-agent quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation.

Lynch last played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos last season, starting two games and throwing for 295 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 66.7 percent of his passes.

Lynch, who played his collegiate football at the University of Memphis, was originally selected by the Broncos in the first round (26th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Denver drafted Lynch with the idea of him replacing Peyton Manning, but Lynch faced competition from Trevor Siemian and, eventually, even Brock Osweiler.

The 24-year-old made three appearances during his rookie campaign, making two starts. During that time, Lynch threw for 497 yards, a couple of touchdowns and one pick while registering a completion percentage of 59 percent.

Obviously, with Aaron Rodgers in tow, the Green Bay Packers aren’t currently looking for a starting quarterback, but it never hurts to have some depth.

The Packers fell to the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon, dropping them to 5-8-1 and eliminating them from playoff contention while the hated Bears clinched the NFC North division crown.

This marks the first time since 2006 that Green Bay has missed the playoffs two years in a row. Last season, the Packers won just seven games, largely due to the fact that Rodgers missed most of the year with a broken collarbone.

Green Bay will head on the road to take on the New York Jets next weekend before returning home to wrap up its regular season against the Detroit Lions.