12:40pm: Flynn visited the Jets today and took a physical, but didn’t work out for the team as he continues to deal with his hamstring issue, tweets Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.
8:41am: Following their preseason loss to the Lions on Thursday night, the Jets continue to consider free agent quarterbacks, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who reports (via Twitter) that the team has expressed interest in Matt Flynn, among other veteran options. The Jets have discussed bringing in Flynn for a visit, but haven’t scheduled anything yet, tweets Mehta, though Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says (via Twitter) that the ex-Packer will work out for New York today.
Flynn, 30, signed with the Patriots in June, but didn’t see much time on the practice field before he was cut by New England. The veteran quarterback was placed on the non-football injury list last month before Pats veterans reported to training camp and never took the field, due to a hamstring injury.
Flynn has spent most of his career with the Packers, parlaying a huge Week 17 game in 2011 into a three-year contract with the Seahawks in free agency. After never starting a game in Seattle, the former seventh-round pick bounced around the league a little, joining the Bills and Raiders before returning to Green Bay. Now, he’s a candidate to sign with the Jets as veteran insurance following Geno Smith‘s jaw surgery.
Still, even if the Jets bring Flynn in for a workout, the team isn’t in a hurry to make a move, tweets Mehta. New York wants to make sure rookie Bryce Petty sees plenty of quality preseason reps, and Flynn is still rehabbing his hamstring injury. The Jets were also linked to Rex Grossman, who is rehabbing an injury of his own, which suggests that the club isn’t targeting immediate help.
If the Jets do want to work out Flynn today, it should be easy enough — as Mehta tweets, the free agent signal-caller has family in New York, and is in the area already.