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November 29, 2015 11:44 AM
Saints' Matt Flynn: Active as backup for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Meanwhile, rookie Garrett Grayson is listed as inactive, meaning that Flynn is now locked in as the top backup behind Drew Brees.

November 9, 2015 08:23 PM
Saints' Matt Flynn: Signs with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn will sign with the Saints, as season-ending back surgery is imminent for Luke McCown, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

After an evaluation of McCown's lower back Monday, surgery was ordered up for the veteran quarterback, opening the door for Flynn to join the Saints. For his career, Flynn boasts a 61-percent completion percentage, 2,541 passing yards, and a 17:11 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 51 appearances.

September 5, 2015 12:50 PM
Jets part ways with QB Matt Flynn
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Jets released quarterback Matt Flynn on Saturday, the quarterback confirmed on his Twitter account. Flynn was competing for a backup role on the team.

August 19, 2015 02:00 PM
Jets add veteran Matt Flynn to QB depth chart
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

With Jets quarterback Geno Smith expected to miss the first four weeks of the season, the team announced Wednesday they signed veteran quarterback Matt Flynn.

Flynn is expected to compete with Bryce Petty and Jake Heaps for the backup role behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Flynn was released by the Patriots on Aug. 10.

August 19, 2015 09:21 AM
Report: Jets to sign QB Matt Flynn
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Jets are on the verge of signing quarterback Matt Flynn on Tuesday, a source told ESPN.

The deal would be a one-year contract. Flynn threw one interception and no touchdowns in 16 pass attempts last season.

August 14, 2015 10:40 AM
Report: QB Matt Flynn to work out for Jets
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

Veteran backup Matt Flynn will reportedly work out for the Jets, who are quarterback-thin after the loss of Geno Smith, according to NJ.com. 

Flynn, who was waived by the Patriots on Monday after reportedly failing his physical, has played with four teams, but has only made seven career starts. Flynn will work out for the team Friday in the hopes of signing a backup deal. 

August 10, 2015 02:30 PM
Patriots QB shuffle: release Matt Flynn, sign Ryan Lindley
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

The Patriots made some changes to their quarterback depth chart on Monday, releasing Matt Flynn and signing Ryan Lindley , per ESPN.com.

Flynn signed a one-year deal with New England in June, but a lingering hamstring injury kept him sidelined for much of his time there.

Lindley -- a sixth-round pick in 2012 -- started for the Cardinals during their playoff loss to the Panthers last season.

July 10, 2015 10:09 AM
Patriots new QB Matt Flynn not focusing on competition
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Perhaps Matt Flynn was signed by the Patriots as a veteran who can take over for Tom Brady if the latter fails to overturn his four-game suspension. Perhaps he was merely signed to provide depth.

Flynn doesn't want to talk about either of those possibilities. He's too busy learning.

"It's always tough going to a different team," he told NESN. "You have this huge task of learning the new offense, and that's what I'm in the middle of right now - just trying to cram as much information as I can right now and forget about the old offense."

Flynn isn't concerned at the moment with competing against Jimmy Garoppolo, who had been deemed the starter in Brady's potential absence.

"I don't look at it as anything," Flynn said. "Right now I have a big task ahead of me and that's learning the playbook. That's the only thing I'm thinking of right now, and that's the only thing they're telling me to do right now is learn."

June 12, 2015 04:22 AM
Report: Patriots sign quarterback Matt Flynn
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Patriots agreed to terms on a contract with quarterback Matt Flynn on Thursday, a source told ESPN.

Flynn had worked out for the team Wednesday. In seven career starts, Flynn has totaled 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

June 1, 2015 04:44 PM
Packers in title game: Biggest underdogs ever with Aaron Rodgers
by Larry Hartstein |

The Packers opened as 7-point underdogs in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Seattle -- the biggest underdogs they've ever been with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, reports Pro Football Talk. Early action on Seattle pushed the line to 7.5 at most sportsbooks.

Citing the Spreadapedia database, PFT said the Packers have never closed as underdogs of seven or more points in any of Rodgers' 113 starts, including playoffs.

In fact, according to PFT, only once has Green Bay been even a 6-point dog with Rodgers starting. It happened in 2010 at the Jets, and the Packers won 9-0.

In Mike McCarthy's nine-year tenure, the Packers have been underdogs of a touchdown or more only three times. Two came in 2006 before Rodgers took over as the fulltime starter. In 2010, with Matt Flynn starting, Green Bay was a 14.5-point underdog at New England.

The large spread next Sunday stems from Seattle's home dominance, the Seahawks' season-opening 36-16 win over the Packers, and Rodgers' calf injury, which has all but eliminated his mobility.

In the AFC Championship Game, New England opened as a 7-point favorite over Indianapolis. The line was holding as of late Sunday night.

June 1, 2015 04:48 PM
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not practicing Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media. Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien were taking all the reps as the team is preparing for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.

Rodgers indicated he might miss practice time this week because of a lingering calf injury. However, it doesn't appear the injury will keep him sidelined for Sunday's game.

"It feels better," Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. "We'll see what happens this week, as far as practice reps. Everybody's so concerned about them. I'm not. And my teammates aren't either. We'd like to get out there at some point and move around a little bit. It just depends on how I'm feeling."

The Packers are 6-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game.

June 2, 2015 05:24 AM
Packers get offensive contributions
by Larry Hartstein |

The Packers got a slew of contributions in their Week 11 blowout of the Eagles. Among them, tight end Andrew Quarless caught both his targets for 35 yards, and tight end Richard Rodgers had a 19-yard grab.

Running back James Starks carried eight times for 9 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards. Fullback John Kuhn added a 3-yard carry.

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn completed both his attempts for 26 yards. They'll all visit Minnesota in Week 12.

June 2, 2015 06:19 AM
Packers' Matt Flynn picked off once in mop-up duty
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Packers quarterback Matt Flynn got some mop-up work in the fourth quarter of a comfortable Week 5 victory over the Vikings on Thursday. Flynn was picked off by Harrison Smith in his first drive of the night. He wasn't much of a factor, completing 3 of 5 passes for 22 yards. He also rushed for minus-1 yard on one carry in a 42-10 victory.

June 2, 2015 07:46 AM
Matt Flynn no lock to hold off Scott Tolzien
by Larry Hartstein |

Matt Flynn is the Packers' backup quarterback as of now, but Scott Tolzien could overtake him by the end of August, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The paper called Tolzien "the younger arm with the higher ceiling."

June 1, 2015 09:11 PM
Matt Flynn getting less than $1 million
by Larry Hartstein |

Quarterback Matt Flynn's one-year contract with the Packers is worth $968,125, including a $75,000 signing bonus, reports USA Today. Flynn will back up Aaron Rodgers.

June 1, 2015 09:21 PM
Matt Flynn back with Packers
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Packers have signed free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, reports ESPN.

Flynn started five games in 2013, including four for the Packers (the other start was in Oakland), and completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,392 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He started in Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers was out with a collarbone injury.

He is expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Rodgers again.

June 1, 2015 09:22 PM
Matt Flynn getting a workout with the G-Men
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Matt Flynn will work out with the Giants on Tuesday, NFL Network reports. Flynn will join Josh Freeman for workouts. The Giants are looking for a backup quarterback. 

June 1, 2015 09:48 PM
Packers coach wants Matt Flynn back
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The market for Matt Flynn's services isn't as hot as it was a few years ago, but at least one team is interest in bring him in as a free agent. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told ESPNWisconsin.com Tuesday he hopes the organization will bring Flynn back as a reserve this offseason.

"I'd like to have Matt back," McCarthy said. "I thought Matt was a good addition to our football team. I have great respect and admiration for him, just being around him a lot on a positional basis. Yeah, I'm hoping financially it works out."

Flynn went 2-2 as a starter for the Packers a year ago, while filling in for the injured Aaron Rodgers. Flynn made his way back to the Packers after failing in three previous stops during the season. 

June 1, 2015 10:29 PM
Packers due to draft a quarterback
by Larry Hartstein |

The Packers couldn't win without Aaron Rodgers last season, so now they're determined to find a promising quarterback in the draft, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Green Bay has drafted only one quarterback, 2012 seventh-rounder B.J. Coleman, in the past five years.

The paper noted Matt Flynn is an impending free agent and Scott Tolzien may or may not be the answer as Green Bay's backup quarterback.

"I think we definitely need four, so I'm hopeful that we can get a young guy in the draft," coach Mike McCarthy told the paper. "That's something we're looking at and maybe taking even a harder look this year — well, that's not true, we've always taken a hard look.

"That's something that we're focused on."

June 1, 2015 10:34 PM
Packers could bring back Matt Flynn
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Packers should try to retain free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette

After watching Aaron Rodgers go down last season with a broken collarbone for eight games, the Packers need a capable backup in an emergency situation, and Flynn fits the bill. Flynn led the Packers to a pair of comeback victories and a tie before Rodgers’ return in the regular-season finale.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/225
Birthdate:
6/20/1985
Age:
35
Hometown:
Tyler, TX, USA
School:
Louisiana State
NFL Experience:
9
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