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Jets sign Matt Flynn

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 8:17pm - [Full Article]

The Jets plan to sign veteran free agent quarterback Matt Flynn.

It'll be a one-year contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

On Friday, the Jets hosted Flynn for a physical, but not a workout. A day later, Jets coach Todd Bowles said the organization was still in talks with Flynn's camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Flynn will be the Jets' No. 2 quarterback, behind new starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was elevated on the depth chart after a teammate punched Geno Smith and broke his jaw. Smith probably will miss four games, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan, though that timetable is not set in stone.

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 9:03am - [Full Article]

Free agent quarterback Matt Flynn had a workout with the Jets on Friday, and Friday came and went without Flynn signing a contract.

So it would seem the Jets have decided not to acquire Flynn as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick.

But coach Todd Bowles said after Saturday's training camp practice that Flynn remains an option for the organization.

"We haven't ruled in or out anything yet," Bowles said. "We're still talking to him, and we'll see how it goes."

The Jets probably need an experienced No. 2 quarterback because Fitzpatrick is now their starter, since Geno Smith's jaw was broken when teammate IK Enemkpali punched him last week. Smith is out for six to 10 weeks.

The Jets' current No. 2 is rookie Bryce Petty, who is very much a long-term project player. The Jets really don't want to play Petty in significant game action this season.

Monday, August 10, 2015, 9:50am - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots have quickly filled their need for a third quarterback, swapping out Matt Flynn for free agent Ryan Lindley, according to ESPN.

Flynn had been on the non-football injury list and did not practice at all in training camp. Given the time he spent in Foxborough -- he was signed in early June -- he presumably has some understanding of the offense, and would probably be a better emergency option than Lindley.

For now, the Patriots must balance their quarterback reps in the preseason. If Jimmy Garoppolo is indeed going to start four regular season games, the Pats surely don't want to risk injury over the next month. It seems Lindley will be there purely for reps, and if he does well enough, perhaps they'll keep him on through the first four weeks.

Lindley ended up starting a playoff game last year for Arizona, which was decimated by injury. He went16-for-28 for 82 yards in a divisional round loss to Panthers.

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:18pm - [Full Article]

The Patriots still don't know if Tom Brady's four-game suspension will stick, but they aren't waiting around to find out.

The team on Thursday will sign veteran backup Matt Flynn, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Flynn will join a quarterback room that expects to start second-year passer Jimmy Garoppolo against the Steelers come Week 1.

Monday, September 1, 2014, 9:39am

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy avoided having to make a decision whether to keep Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien. But after managing to keep both on his 53-man roster, he had to choose one to be Aaron Rodgers' backup.

He chose Flynn.

McCarthy did not say why, but it's pretty obvious he sided with experience over potential. If he didn't think Tolzien had the ability to be better than Flynn, he probably wouldn't have kept him.

Flynn, however, was solid throughout camp and while he trailed his competition statistically in games (112.0 passer rating to 82.3), he apparently played well enough for McCarthy to think he gave the team the best chance to win if Rodgers gets hurt.

"I feel like I'm playing well. I feel like I'm in control of what I'm doing," Flynn said after practice Sunday. "I'm in control of what I'm doing physically and mentally. I feel good. I've always felt confident and comfortable going into seasons, but each year I feel like I'm getting better and better."

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:35pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub missed a second straight day of practice on Monday because of a sore elbow, but coach Dennis Allen insists that the team is not planning a reprise of last year when Matt Flynn’s elbow trouble led to Terrelle Pryor making a late leap up the depth chart.

“I don’t look at those two situations as the same,” Allen said, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, when asked about the similarity to the way things played out at quarterback last season.

Allen also said that Schaub remains on pace to start the season opener against the Jets despite his elbow injury, which Allen said is not a major concern for him, and absence from practices that it appears he needs based on his preseason performances.

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie Derek Carr looks like he would get the start if Schaub can't play, as the situation seems eerily similar to last year. Schaub won't be ranked among our top QBs especially in a tough matchup against the Jets.

Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:11am - [Full Article]

Presumptive Raiders starting quarterback Matt Schaub sat out practice Sunday with a sore elbow, a scene eerily similar to a situation a year ago that led to the ascension of Terrelle Pryor as the starting quarterback at the expense of Matt Flynn.

“He came in yesterday afternoon with a little soreness in his elbow,’’ Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow and kind of take that day by day.’’

Schaub is scheduled to speak to the media following practice Monday and was unavailable for comment. The Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason finale Thursday night at Coliseum.

Fantasy Impact:

All the work in practice went to rookie Derek Carr, second-year player Matt McGloin and veteran Trent Edwards, with Carr getting first-team reps, according to Allen.

Monday, July 7, 2014, 8:19pm - [Full Article]

If the progress they made from the start of OTAs to the end of the June minicamp is any indication, late-round rookie receivers Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis are primed to make an impression in their first NFL training camp.

Almost invisible in the first couple of OTAs open to reporters, Abbrederis and Janis began showing up a lot more often in the 11-on-11 work and modified seven-on-seven drills during the offseason-concluding minicamp.

Snagging passes mostly from backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien and Chase Rettig, the two late-round draft picks – Abbrederis was chosen in the fifth round, Janis in the seventh – appeared to be coming out of their rookie shell.

Fantasy Impact:

It never hurts to keep in mind any WR on a team like the Packers, but these guys certainly have some spots to climb on the depth chart before they make a fantasy impact. Remember though, the Packers lost two of their top-three WRs for stretches last year.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1:40am

Packers News - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers said he and backup quarterback Matt Flynn recently discussed that when the Packers drafted TE Richard Rodgers in the third round, at least one analyst on the TV broadcast of the NFL draft said he’d rated Rodgers a sixth-round prospect.

“Which is pretty laughable when you watch the talent he’s got and the ability, especially some of the plays he made today,” Aaron Rodgers said. “Again, it’s helmet and shorts, but you have to be excited about his body type and the hands. He’s made some incredible catches, makes it look easy. I think he’s going to push for some playing time if he can transfer what he’s done in the spring now to the fall and have the potential to be an impact player.”

Packers re-sign TE Andrew Quarless

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:28pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers announced they officially have re-signed LB/DE Mike Neal and TE Andrew Quarless.

Fantasy Impact:

Quarless took over for Jermichael Finley after Finley went down in Week 7. From Week 8 through the Packers' playoff loss to the 49ers, Quarless averaged 2.6 catches for 27 yards and 0.20 TD, or 3.9 fantasy points per game. That's about what Brandon Pettigrew and Tyler Eifert scored in 2013, so it's not terribly promising. Moreover, his two best games -- back to back 6-66-1 outings against the Falcons and Cowboys -- came with Matt Flynn under center, so it's not clear what kind of rapport he has with Aaron RodgersAccording to Mockdraftable, he most resembles Todd Heap athletically, though it's tough to make that case using the eye test. Still, if he's starting, Quarless will be an intriguing TE2 option playing in Green Bay's high-octane offense. 

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 16. Matt Flynn will get another start. TE Andrew Quarless gets a slight bump since he and Flynn seem to have a nice rapport.

Aaron Rodgers ruled out vs. Steelers

Friday, December 20, 2013, 1:53pm

Jason Wilde, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is officially out.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not surprising news given the way this week has gone. Owners waiting on Rodgers will have to continue to put a band aid on the QB position. Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Tannehill, Joe Flacco and Jason Campbell are all decent-to-good streaming options. Even Matt Flynn and Matt Cassel are worth consideration. Check our QB rankings to see how we believe these players will perform this week.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:44pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Rodgers has yet to be cleared by the medical staff, and it’s looking more doubtful by the day. There will be an announcement on Friday. Matt Flynn would get another start if Rodgers has to sit out another week.

Matt Flynn expected to get another start

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2:02pm

Tom Silverstein, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers WRs said yesterday they pretty much knew who was starting and the assumption was it is Matt Flynn. Taking all the team reps says a lot.

Fantasy Impact:

Barring a surprise, it appears that Flynn will get another start. He's not trustworthy against a so-so Steelers secondary (#21 in QB aFPA).

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:32pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Rodgers has yet to be cleared by the medical staff. We aren’t likely to know before Friday whether he’ll be able to play against the Steelers in Week 16. Matt Flynn would get another start if Rodgers has to sit out another week.

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