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Packers reportedly sign QB Flynn

Nov. 11, 2013
 

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In the 2011 regular-season finale, Matt Flynn set a franchise record for single-game passing yards (480) and threw six touchdowns in a 45-41 win over Detroit. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

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The Green Bay Packers are reportedly bringing back Matt Flynn.

The Packers have re-signed their former backup quarterback following a workout on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Flynn, 28, has thrown for 1,329 yards with a 62.3 completion percentage, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions during his six-year NFL career but had his most successful stretch as Aaron Rodgers’ backup quarterback from 2008-2011.

Flynn cashed in heavily during the 2011 season when he set a franchise record for single-game passing yards (480) and threw six touchdowns in a 45-41 win over Detroit. That offseason, Seattle signed him to a three-year deal worth $26 million with a $10 million signing bonus

However, he lost out on the starting job to rookie Russell Wilson in camp and was traded for a fourth-round pick to Oakland this offseason. That’s where arm issues became a concern, playing a role in his departures from both the Raiders and Buffalo this season.

The Packers evidently felt Flynn looked OK during his workout Monday.

“Matt Flynn is here. Went through his workout this morning. Looks good,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “That’s really all I have for you right now. Everything else is a work in progress. I just came from the training room. A lot of the information that you need to make decisions is still coming in, so we’re still trying to put it all together.”

Reports also surfaced on Monday evening that free-agent quarterback John Skelton will work out for the team on Tuesday. Outside of saying backup quarterback Seneca Wallace could’ve played in case of emergency in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to Philadelphia, McCarthy had no further update on his status.

If Wallace is placed on injured reserve, he has a split-salary clause in his contract and would see a pay reduction from $845,000 to $408,000 on a prorated basis for the remainder of the season.

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