Packers QB Harrell sees future in Green Bay

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Getting a modest pay raise was nice for Graham Harrell. What he really wanted was a sense that he had a future in Green Bay.

The Packers signed Harrell from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, fending off potential interest from the Buffalo Bills.

And with Packers No. 2 quarterback Matt Flynn likely to get some attractive free agent offers in the offseason, Harrell now appears to have a shot at becoming Aaron Rodgers' primary backup next season.

Harrell says he had a "stressful day" trying to decide between Buffalo and Green Bay, but was happy to have the chance to stay.