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The New York Jets signed quarterback Matt Flynn to a one-year deal.

By SI Wire
August 18, 2015

The New York Jets signed quarterback Matt Flynn on Wednesday, the team announced. Multiple reports said Flynn signed a one-year deal.

Flynn, a veteran quarterback who has primarily served as a backup in eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills, was released by the Patriots earlier this month in favor of Ryan Lindley. He holds a career 61.3% completion rate and has thrown 17 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and 2,541 yards in 51 games.

After Jets quarterback Geno Smith was punched by former teammate IK Enemkpali before practice last week, New York had a need at quarterback with Smith, the projected starter, set to miss at least six weeks after having surgery on his broken jaw. Ryan Fitzpatrick is slated to start for the Jets, with rookie Bryce Petty also on the roster.

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