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.
Bills likely to sign QB Matt Flynn, who is working out for the team. Buffalo has been struck by repeated QB injuries since the preseason
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 14, 2013
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.
Marrone: Thad Lewis will start if healthy, Flynn the backup if he learns #Bills system. Confidence in Tuel as starter or reserve if needed.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 14, 2013
Marrone on Jeff Tuel: "Nothing has changed" Young, developing QB prospect. — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 14, 2013
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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