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Packers re-sign Flynn

Apr. 15, 2014
 
The Green Bay Packers have reportedly re-signed backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who was a free agent. File/USA TODAY Sports
The Green Bay Packers have reportedly re-signed backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who was a free agent. File/USA TODAY Sports

Matt Flynn isn’t going anywhere.

The Green Bay Packers have reportedly re-signed the 28-year-old quarterback, his agent Bill Johnson confirmed to Press-Gazette Media on Tuesday evening. ESPN and NFL Network were first to report the signing, but terms have not been disclosed.

This comes after Flynn was reportedly set to meet Tuesday with the New York Giants, who are looking for an extra backup after Eli Manning recently had ankle surgery. However, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reports that meeting never took place.

Instead, Flynn remains with the team that selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. He spent his first four seasons as Aaron Rodgers’ primary backup before signing a three-year deal in 2012 with Seattle, which paid him a $10 million signing bonus.

Flynn spent the next 1½ years bouncing from the Seahawks to Oakland to Buffalo before re-signing with the Packers on a prorated one-year deal on Nov. 12. He went 2-2 starting in place of an injured Rodgers (who had a broken collarbone) and finished the year with an 86.1 quarterback rating.

The Packers were one of only four NFL teams that had fewer than three quarterbacks on their offseason roster, but coach Mike McCarthy said on several occasions that he wanted Flynn back.

Flynn endured a quiet first month of free agency before his name surfaced as a backup candidate for the Giants last week.

The Packers have one prospect they’d like to develop in former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien, but Flynn’s return ensures them of a more secure backup situation than in 2013, when both Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman failed to secure the No. 2 job.

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