Report: Patriots Sign QB Matt Flynn

By Rachel Wold

The New England Patriots kept themselves busy by making a plethora of roster moves on Thursday.

Shortly after cutting backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert, the team signed veteran Matt Flynn as insurance in case Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is upheld.

Flynn last started for the Green Bay Packers in 2013. He passed for a total of 1,146 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions in four games. Since then, the former seventh-round pick has spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.

He could be called to the starting scene if Garoppolo continues to struggle¬†through offseason activities and the preseason. Of course, the best-case scenario for New England would be for Brady’s four-game suspension to either be shortened or overturned completely.

His appeal hearing is scheduled for June 23.

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