Report: Bills to workout former Raiders QB Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn is in Buffalo for a workout with the Bills. (USATSI)
Matt Flynn is in Buffalo for a workout with the Bills. (USATSI)

Matt Flynn wasn't the answer in Oakland, but that doesn't mean he can't be a temporary fix for the Buffalo Bills. At least if the Thad Lewis experiment doesn't work out. Flynn, who was released by the Raiders on Oct. 7, is currently in Buffalo for a workout with the Bills, according to

A Week 5 knee injury to starting quarterback EJ Manuel forced Buffalo to start Lewis in Week 6. Lewis threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns and almost led the Bills to an upset of Cincinnati. However, during the 27-24 overtime loss, Lewis injured his ankle, although he did later say he would be 'fine.'

Fine or not, the Bills are still going to look at Flynn. 

The sixth-year quarterback already has one start under his belt this season, but it wasn't a exactly a pretty one. In Flynn's lone start, a 24-14 Week 4 loss to Washington, Oakland coach Dennis Allen pretty much threw Flynn under the bus, saying that Flynn didn't "play well" and that he wasn't able to see the field well.

The Raiders might be hoping Flynn signs with Buffalo. Flynn has $6.5 million fully guaranteed contract for 2013 that Oakland's on the hook for paying. However, the Raiders did include offset language in Flynn's contract, so if Flynn were to sign with the Bills, any money Buffalo pays him would be money the Raiders don't owe him.

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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