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Franchise tag looking like real possibility for backup QB Flynn

9:17 PM, Feb. 23, 2012

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INDIANAPOLIS - The question now is whether the Green Bay Packers will designate Matt Flynn as their franchise player.

The Packers opened the option to tag and trade Flynn rather than let the backup quarterback leave the team in free agency when they reached agreement on a two-year, $14 million contract with tight end Jermichael Finley on Wednesday.

But if General Manager Ted Thompson tags Flynn, he'll have to take on the risk that if Flynn doesn't work out a contract with a new team, the Packers will be stuck paying him the $14.4 million franchise tender. Tagging Flynn also would mean bucking the ...

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