Green Bay Packers sign Matt Flynn, Tolzien to start in Week 11

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The Green Bay Packers have signed Matt Flynn who previously served as a backup for the club from 2008-2011.

Flynn left following the 2011 season and signed a massive $14.5 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks who later traded him to the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders released Flynn after one underwhelming start. Briefly Flynn was on the Buffalo Bills roster this season while E.J. Manuel was out with a knee injury.

Now Flynn is back in Green Bay.

The return of Flynn to the Packers was brought on by injuries suffered by quarterbacks Aardon Rodgers and Seneca Wallace in consecutive weeks.

Scott Tolzien will make his first career start in Week 11 against the New York Giants. Flynn will serve as the backup.

Thus far there is still no timetable on the return of Rodgers and at 5-4 the Packers playoff hopes could be slipping away. The Packers also worked out former Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton before signing Flynn to a deal.