Posted October 14, 2013

Bills sign quarterback Matt Flynn

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The Bills reportedly will sign much-traveled Matt Flynn. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Bills reportedly will sign much-traveled Matt Flynn. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Bills plan to sign free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, the team announced Monday.

Th Bills have resorted to a combination of Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis at quarterback since rookie starter E.J. Manuel was sidelined with a sprained LCL.

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Last week, SI.com’s Jim Trotter reported that the Raiders released 2012′s top quarterback free agent despite having traded Seattle a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and signed him to a contract with $6.5 million guaranteed. Terrell Pryor won the starting job in training camp and Matt McGloin moved ahead of Flynn as the Raiders’ backup.

“I don’t know exactly what the reason was, why that didn’t work, but it didn’t work,” coach Dennis Allen said of the trade. “Terrelle came in and took over the job. He’s earned the position that he’s in, so we just felt like it was probably best to go ahead and move on from that.”

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Flynn’s fall mirrored his situation in Seattle. Rookie Russell Wilson outplayed the Seahawks’ big off-season acquisition, leading to Flynn’s trade to Oakland.


5 comments
riley8
riley8

Jeff George wasn't available?

sue.lous
sue.lous

I think this will be a good fit for him, everyone bad mouths him, but did they seem him play in GB? Got to give the man some credit.

pk_sea
pk_sea

Does this mean Flynn will actually have to play for his millions? 

Phil22
Phil22

There just aren't a lot of decent QBs setting on the shelf at week 6. Buffalo kind of has to take what is available.

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j7apple
j7apple

I knew it, I really knew it. Flynns agent is a master.  Though this time, it may not be so easy to collect a paycheck without playing. lol  Then it is Buffalo where QB's drop like flies.