Posted November 07, 2013

Report: Packers plan to work out quarterback Matt Flynn

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Matt Flynn still is the favorite to be Oakland's starting quarterback. (Kevin Casey/Getty Images)

Matt Flynn cleared waivers after being cut by the Bills. (Kevin Casey/Getty Images)

Much-traveled quarterback Matt Flynn could rejoin his former team. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted that a source said the Packers plan to work out Flynn at some point.

The Packers are in the market for a quarterback familiar with their system after losing starter Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury for about three weeks or more on Monday night.

Flynn cleared waivers Wednesday after being released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday after the team reactivated starter E.J. Manuel, who had been out with a knee injury. The Raiders also released Flynn earlier this season after he lost the starting job to Terrelle Pryor.

The Seahawks traded Flynn to the Raiders for two draft picks a year after signing him to a starter’s three-year, $26 million contract. Flynn had success in limited action as Rodgers’ backup in Green Bay and was believed to be looking for a chance to start.

But whenrookie Russell Wilson won the quarterback competition during training camp and had a stellar first season, Flynn became expendable.


4 comments
ken.burnside
ken.burnside

Matt Flynn is the smartest QB in the NFL.  He's managed to milk two good starting opportunities with the Pack into about 19 million in the bank, without any further injury to himself.  It may not be the career he *wanted* but...tell me, if you had the chance would you take that opportunity?

mjosephadm
mjosephadm

Some players are just good fits on certain teams.  Matt Flynn is a natural for the Packs and should be given every consideration.

Hair_of_the_Dog
Hair_of_the_Dog

Not a bad idea considering their current backup has never played a down in a regular season game.