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Packers bring back QB Flynn

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Matt Flynn is back with the Green Bay Packers.

The veteran quarterback worked out for the team Monday and signed to start the NFL work week as the backup to Scott Tolzien. The Packers also worked out former Cardinals and 49ers quarterback John Skelton.

Flynn had one outstanding game at the end of the 2011 season for the Packers. Since leaving Green Bay as an unrestricted free agent -- to sign a three-year, $19 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks -- Flynn has been traded by the Seahawks and released by the Oakland Raiders and Bills in the past 18 months. He was unclaimed off waivers last week when released by Buffalo.

Flynn's arm strength remains a question mark because of a chronic right elbow problem.

The Packers lost starter Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) and backup Seneca Wallace (groin) to injuries in back-to-back games. Wallace was replaced Sunday by Tolzien, who was already named the starter for Sunday's game against the New York Giants by coach Mike McCarthy.

Wallace was placed on injured reserve Tuesday to make room for Flynn.

General manager Ted Thompson took the blame publicly for the Packers finding themselves in their current predicament at quarterback.

Speculation that the Packers were interested in bringing back Flynn mounted not long after Rodgers fractured his collarbone last Monday night in a loss to the Bears. Flynn was Rodgers' primary backup with the Packers before fleeing as a free agent.

Tolzein is the only healthy quarterback on the roster. He was promoted from the practice squad last week after Rodgers was injured.
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