The New England Patriots are sticking with Garrett Gilbert as their third quarterback for now, but they’ve reportedly shown interest in at least one veteran free agent.
The Patriots worked out Matt Flynn on Wednesday, sources close to the quarterback told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Thursday. Flynn played last season for the Green Bay Packers. He completed eight passes on 16 attempts for 66 yards with an interception.
Flynn also has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. He’s completed 219 career passes on 357 attempts for 2,541 yards with 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Tom Brady is suspended four games to begin the 2015 NFL season, though he will appeal the punishment June 23 in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. If Brady’s suspension holds, then backup Jimmy Garoppolo likely would start in his place. The Patriots might want a more experienced backup than Gilbert if Garoppolo is forced into the starting role.
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