Reports: Packers to sign Matt Flynn

Reports: Packers to sign Matt Flynn

According to multiple reports, quarterback Matt Flynn is returning to the Packers.
The quarterback situation for the Packers in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' injury continues to evolve, as it appears they're bringing back former backup Matt Flynn.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Monday night that the Packers will sign Flynn after working him out on Monday.  There has been no official word as yet from the team.

Flynn was previously with Green Bay from 2008-2011, serving as Rodgers' backup.  Flynn set franchise records with 480 yards passing and six touchdowns in the 2011 regular season finale, which helped earn him a big free-agent contract from the Seattle Seahawks.

However, Flynn was beaten out for the starting job in Seattle by Russell Wilson, whom he backed up in 2012 before being traded to Oakland this past off-season. 

He couldn't win the starting job there, either, and was released.  The Bills signed him, only to release him weeks later.

At his Monday press conference (before the reports of Flynn signing) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy commented on Flynn's workout:

"Matt Flynn's here. He went thru his workout this morning, looks good and that's really all I have for you. Everything else is a work in progress I just came from the training room and a lot of the information that you need to make decisions is still coming in so we're still trying to put it all together."

Scott Tolzien has been named the starter for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.  That isn't expected to change, no matter who the Packers may bring in.

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