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Packers officially announce Flynn signing

Apr. 22, 2014
 
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is shown Dec. 22, 2013, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is shown Dec. 22, 2013, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. / File/Press-Gazette Media

The Packers made it official today when they announced the signing of quarterback Matt Flynn.

Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed to Press-Gazette Media last Tuesday night that the two sides had reached an agreement on a new contract.

Flynn signed the deal in time to participate in the first day of the Packers' offseason workout program today.

Flynn led the Packers to come-from-behind victories over Atlanta and Dallas last season, and a come-from-behind tie against Minnesota. That enabled the Packers to stay in playoff contention until Aaron Rodgers returned from his broken collarbone for the regular-season finale.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said last month at the NFL owners meeting that he wanted Flynn, an unrestricted free agent, to return.

"I thought Matt was a good addition to our football team," said McCarthy. "I have great respect and admiration for him, just being around him a lot on a positional basis."

Flynn has played for Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo over the past two seasons but wasn't able to land a starting job. He appears to have found his niche as Rodgers' trusted backup.

Scott Tolzien is the other quarterback on the Packers roster.

McCarthy said last month he would ideally like to bring a fourth quarterback to training camp.

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