Veteran QB Matt Flynn Signs With Patriots, Joins Fifth NFL Team

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Welcome to New England, Matt Flynn.

The Patriots made the news official Friday, announcing the signing of the veteran quarterback. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday it’s a one-year deal.

The 29-year-old slides into the No. 3 spot previously held by Garrett Gilbert, who the Pats released Thursday. Flynn provides much-needed veteran depth behind Jimmy Garoppolo, the second-year QB expected to be the starter for the 2015 season if Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate isn’t overturned.

Flynn has spent the past two seasons with the Green Bay Packers, playing in seven games last year while completing 8 of 16 passes for 66 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The signal-caller has also suited up for the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills in his seven-year career.

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