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Packers let deadline pass without tagging Flynn, Wells

7:47 PM, Mar. 5, 2012

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Matt Flynn will get his chance on the open market.

A source confirmed that the Green Bay Packers did not use their franchise tag on Flynn or anyone else by Monday's 3 p.m. tag deadline. That means Flynn, their backup quarterback, and center Scott Wells will be among the team's unrestricted free agents on March 13.

The Packers at least considered tagging Flynn so they could trade him for a better draft pick than the free-agent compensatory selection they'll receive for him in 2013. But General Manager Ted Thompson apparently determined the risk of getting stuck with Flynn at the $14.4 million ...

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