Packers re-sign QB Matt Flynn

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The Green Bay Packers have re-signed quarterback Matt Flynn.

Flynn had been expected to work out for the New York Giants on Tuesday but never showed up as he worked out a deal to re-sign with the Packers.

Flynn made five appearances, four starts, last season for the Packers and completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,146 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions. Flynn served as Rodgers backup from 2008 to 2011 before leaving to sign a three-year contract worth $26 million with the Seattle Seahakws.

“Do I like Matt Flynn in the quarterback room?” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said last month. “Absolutely. Not only Matt as a player, but there’s value he has, he’s been there, he’s got experience, his relationship with Aaron. He carries a lot of value. That’s added value. But also you have to continue to improve. How do you improve? Competition.”

The Oakland Raiders traded for him prior to the start of last season only to cut him after one start. Later he landed in Buffalo only to be cut. Once the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace they scooped up Flynn. He was 2-2 as their starter.

Flynn would appear to have a leg up on Scott Tolzien for the job of backing up Aaron Rodgers.

The Giants were also to meet with Josh Freeman.