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Draft Scout Matt Flynn News
11/11/15 - QB Matt Flynn was signed by the Saints Tuesday (Nov. 10).
09/05/15 - QB Matt Flynn was released by the Jets, leaving Bryce Petty as the only backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick while Geno Smith recovers from a broken jaw. Flynn sent out a tweet, confirming the team's move: "Thanks for the opportunity #nyjets, but it looks like I am headed back home to Louisiana. Looking forward to what's next!"
08/19/15 - QB Matt Flynn signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Wednesday (Aug. 19) to back up starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets were in need of a reserve quarterback with Geno Smith sidelined for six to 10 weeks with a broken jaw.
Flynn joined his seventh NFL team after previous stops in Green Bay, Seattle, Oakland, Buffalo and New England.
The Patriots cut Flynn last week. He has a hamstring injury that will continue to restrict his practice time for about a week and keep him out of Friday night's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
"I'm happy to be here," Flynn said. "I'm happy for the opportunity, and now I'm just trying to get acclimated. It's kind of been a whirlwind the last couple of days."
To clear space on the roster for Flynn, the Jets waived wide receiver Arthur Williams.
Flynn, who has thrown 17 career touchdown passes, is acclimating to the Jets and their playbook and hopes to be ready for their third preseason game against the New York Giants.
"Specifically, there wasn't any talk about what a role is, what they want out of me right now," Flynn said. "My focus has to be learning stuff -- learning the playbook, learning what the heck is going on. Watching practice today, it was different. I didn't know a lot of what was going on."
The Jets gave Flynn a physical on Friday and decided to sign him in part because of his knowledge of offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's system.
"He's been around a few places," Jets coach Todd Bowles said. "He kind of knows the system a little bit. He was the only one available, too.
"We needed a veteran right now."
When asked why Flynn would be signed now when he's not healthy enough to practice or play, Bowles said, "So he can learn the system. We wanted to get him in here so he can have a week and kind of learn and pick everything up so when he got healthy, he could just go out and try and play."
08/10/15 - QB Matt Flynn was released by the New England Patriots. The move might be tied to Thursday night's preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers and the team's need for a third quarterback. Flynn could return when healthy.
08/10/15 - QB Matt Flynn was released on Monday. The veteran signed with the Patriots in June and was on the field for the final few practices of the spring. But he opened training camp on NFI and had not practiced as the team approached its preseason opener needing to add a healthy body on the quarterback depth chart.