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Matt Flynn released by the Buffalo Bills

Matt Flynn has been released for the second time this year. Matt Flynn has started three games in his six-year NFL career. (Joel Auerbach/ Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills have released quarterback Matt Flynn, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

Flynn had been signed by the Bills as a backup last month after being cut by the Raiders, but with rookie QB E.J. Manuel coming back from injury on Monday, Buffalo no longer had need for Flynn's services.

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Buffalo was Flynn's third team in the past 12 months. The former Green Bay backup signed a $26 million contract, with $10 million guaranteed, with Seattle before the 2012 season but lost the starting job to rookie Russell Wilson in training camp and was traded after the season.

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