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Buffalo Bills announce signing of quarterback Matt Flynn

Anwar S. Richardson
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Matt Flynn is starting to become a journeyman quarterback, and it appears Buffalo will become his latest destination.

Flynn worked out for the Bills on Monday after Thad Lewis sprained his right foot in Sunday’s 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Buffalo is already without quarterback E.J. Manuel, who is recovering from a knee injury, while Kevin Kolb was placed on injured reserve prior to this season because of a concussion injury.

As originally reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Confora, Flynn’s workout with Buffalo went well, and the team signed him on Monday.

Flynn spoke with the media on Monday, and expressed his eagerness to five into Buffalo's playbook:

Bills coach Doug Marrone said Lewis will start if healthy, and Flynn will be the backup if he can learn the system. Buffalo still has Jeff Tuel on its roster, while Dennis Dixon was signed to the Bills’ practice squad last week.

Since entering the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2008, Flynn has played for the Packers, Seahawks and Raiders. Flynn signed with Seattle in 2012 before losing the starting job to Russell Wilson. He was traded to Oakland prior to this season, but released after falling to third on the Raiders’ depth chart.

Flynn’s biggest career highlight was when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns during Green Bay’s 45-41 victory against the Detroit Lions on January 1, 2012.

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