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Matt Flynn clears waivers

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As it turns out, the Packers weren’t being discreet about Aaron Rodgers‘ injury because they hoped to making a claim for the contract of former Packers backup Matt Flynn.

Flynn, cut Monday by the Bills before Rodgers broke his collarbone, went through waivers unclaimed on Monday, a league source tells PFT.

The Packers were low in the priority, which means someone could have claimed Flynn to block the Packers from getting him.

The Packers apparently didn’t care.  They made no claim, no one else did, either, and now Flynn becomes a free agent.  Again.

For Green Bay, it appears that they’ll stick with Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzein under Rodgers can return.  Which could mean more losses for the Packers until Rodgers comes back.

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34 Responses to “Matt Flynn clears waivers”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 5, 2013 5:30 PM

    Teams had become so accustomed to offering draft picks for Matt, they were stunned and unable to react when he became available for nothing.

  2. daysend564 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:30 PM

    Their next 3 games are softer than Jonathan Martin’s feelings.

  3. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2013 5:31 PM

    I’m going to start Matt Flynning…

    Matt Flynning: Making money for doing nothing

  4. apollo1989 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:31 PM

    Today’s NFL: make over 10 million on one good performance as a QB.

  5. twilson962 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:32 PM

    Another DYNAMO performance from Seneca Wallace, and Flynn will get that call.

  6. canamac86 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    Couldn’t it just be that the Packers didn’t want to pay his riddiculous salary? I’d be shocked if they don’t bring him in for a workout and offer him to the minimum. He likely knows the system than Wallace or Tolzien.

  7. timcast12 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:34 PM

    With the schedule they have they might be able to get 2 wins in 3 weeks

  8. primenumber19 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    Flynn’s career might be over, but if it is he made millions of dollars, got a ring, and has a packers record for td passes in a game. Who wouldn’t take that?

  9. axespray says: Nov 5, 2013 5:43 PM

    can’t be worse than Seneca Wallace.

  10. illinininer says: Nov 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    The Packers have a QB friendly offense and they know how to get guys ready. Wallace was thrown in with most likely little to no first team reps ever in their offense considering he came to GB after training camp had already ended. I’m not a Packers fan but I expect much better play from him next week.

  11. packmanfan says: Nov 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    If Flynn came back to the Pack and won those games for us, man, what a great American storybook tale that would be!

  12. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 5, 2013 5:52 PM

    80% of comments by Packer fans today were about bringing Matt Flynn in to save the season. This is the guy who couldn’t beat out undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Tuel.

  13. contra74 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:54 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Nov 5, 2013 5:46 PM
    If Flynn came back to the Pack and won those games for us, man, what a great American storybook tale that would be!

    Too bad everyone else outside of the packer fanbase lives in reality and sees how terrible the packers are without rodgers.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Nov 5, 2013 5:57 PM

    I can’t wait to read Matt Flynn’s book “How to make $20 million in the NFL without actually playing”.

  15. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 5, 2013 5:59 PM

    How has Wallace lasted in the NFL so long? He can run….and that’s all. The Packers atleast have a run game this year. If this would have happened any other year they’d be totally screwed. Now they’re only kind of screwed.

  16. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2013 6:03 PM

    This is actually good news for Aaron Rodgers…he gets to spend more free time with his buddy Ryan Braun and go on romantic lunch dates and stargaze with each other

  17. flybono24 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:08 PM

    primenumber19 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    Flynn’s career might be over, but if it is he made millions of dollars, got a ring, and has a packers record for td passes in a game. Who wouldn’t take that?
    ——————————————-
    Don’t forget he’s married to former Miss Louisiana. But yeah, he’s led such a HARD life.

  18. curr5548 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:16 PM

    Vikings are probably yelling “pick him up!” (In a Lloyd Christmas voice)

  19. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 5, 2013 6:16 PM

    Given the choice between Matt Flynn and Seneca Wallace, I’d choose Seneca Wallace too.

    Just glad they don’t have to watch Clipboard Jesus Charlie Whitehurst!

    BTW, Clipboard Jesus > Matt Flynn

  20. mountaindont says: Nov 5, 2013 6:22 PM

    According to a Milwaukee radio station 1250 a reporter asked a unnamed person in the Packers front office about acquiring Flynn and was answered with an eye roll.

  21. pats777 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:38 PM

    Top 5 $$ fleecers in no particular order: Flynn, Kolb, Sanchez, Haynesworth, Russell.

  22. rajbais says: Nov 5, 2013 6:53 PM

    … And the Packers’ radar.

    He’s going to retire after this year because that alleged elbow problem looks like a long term career ender.

  23. dragonfly99 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:07 PM

    You can’t really fault Matt Flynn. The team officials that offered him all that money should take the blame. He did very well for himself just off of his performance as a Packer. Green Bay should sign him, if he is healthy, just in case Wallace would get hurt.

  24. willking9 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:15 PM

    I never understood why teams decide to pay guys like him and RFitzpatrick/Kolb/Cassell (career backups) so much money after only a few good games. Talk about premature.

  25. pftfanatic says: Nov 5, 2013 7:28 PM

    canamac86 says:

    Nov 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    Couldn’t it just be that the Packers didn’t want to pay his riddiculous salary?
    ___________________

    His 1-year contract with the Bills was for the veteran minimum for a player with 4-6 years of experience…$715,000. Unless he had some ridiculous incentives and escalators in his contract the Packers did not like, can’t see how his salary played a critical role in the Packers’ decision.

  26. @HowdyDoobie says: Nov 5, 2013 7:33 PM

    Poor guy. No wait, he’s made a lot of money to not play football. Lucky guy.

  27. mortyglickstein says: Nov 5, 2013 7:55 PM

    Who on this message board wouldn’t want to be Matt Flynn? He didn’t demand any money. He was never a great player who held out, got his money and then stunk it up like many others. He obviously was never that good. People who are paid a lot of money because they are supposed to know what they are doing gave it to him for one game. He will retire rich and will be walking upright in his older years. I’m sure all of us would be fired at our jobs if we threw away 15 million dollars. I’d rather be Flynn then
    Asumaghi
    Haynesworth
    Jamarcus Russel
    Santonio Holmes

    Just to name a few pirates.

  28. jasonculhane says: Nov 5, 2013 8:45 PM

    Flynn couldn’t beat out a Tool(Tuel)…just saying

  29. themagicfanguy says: Nov 5, 2013 9:37 PM

    I’d actually rather Green Bay bring in Vince Young, at least if he’s in good shape you can simply run/option/playaction all day. Young has a strong arm, and is quick on his feet.

  30. thereyougo2 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:52 PM

    Thought the Packers were weaker than their record with a tissue OL, the loss of key offensive players and a defense missing#52 with Rogers healthy. Now they get Chip Kelly’s offense with the new star of the league at QB. Going to be a long winter Green Bay.

  31. thereyougo2 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:54 PM

    Could it be that Flynn stinks?

  32. raiderapologist says: Nov 5, 2013 10:01 PM

    pats777 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:38 PM

    Top 5 $$ fleecers in no particular order: Flynn, Kolb, Sanchez, Haynesworth, Russell.
    ————–
    Russell is top dog on that list. Easily.

  33. ballboy48 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:47 PM

    This guy can’t be worse than Brandon Weeden . The Browns should cut Weeden, and bring Flynn in . They don’t play this week, and Flynn could be the backup to Campbell. Weeden is wasting a roster spot anyways.

  34. kbrown7787 says: Nov 6, 2013 12:03 AM

    The Packers Would be crazy to try and sign Matt Flynn; I mean signing Flynn to start and lead your team would be just as crazy as signing, and starting Kelly Holcomb, Trent Edwards, Rob Johnson, Alex Van Pelt, JP Losman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm, Shane Mathews, Jeff Tuel, and Thad Lewis……. Maybe they should bring in Matt Leinhart, Vince Young, Drew Bledsoe, and Levi Brown to see what they what they left in the tank. Sorry if I forgot any other QB’s who will/need a job.
    Love,
    The Buffalo Bills

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