Report: QB Matt Flynn to work out with Bills

Monday October 14th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills will work out quarterback Matt Flynn. (AP) The Buffalo Bills will work out quarterback Matt Flynn. (AP)

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn, who Oakland released last Monday, is in Buffalo to work out with the Bills, according to's Adam Schefter and Mike Rodak.

The Bills' interest in Flynn comes amid a rather desperate quarterback situation. Rookie E.J. Manuel (knee) is out indefinitely — at least a few more weeks. Kevin Kolb (concussion) is on the injured reserve list. And Thad Lewis went for X-rays on his leg and was seen wearing a walking boot after the Bills' 27-24 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel and Dennis Dixon, who was signed to the practice squad last week, are the only two healthy quarterbacks on the Bills' roster.

Oakland gave up two draft picks to acquire Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason, and signed him to a contract with $6.5 million in guaranteed money.

But Flynn ended up disappointing in his short tenure in Oakland, first losing the starting job to Terrelle Pryor in training camp and then falling to third on the depth chart behind Matt McGloin before he was released. In two games this season, he completed 22 of 34 passes with one touchdown and one interception.

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