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Jets Sign Matt Flynn

WEDNESDAY, 10:58am: The Jets have officially confirmed the signing of Flynn, announcing that they’ve waived wide receiver Arthur Williams to make room on the roster.

TUESDAY, 6:27pm: The Jets are going to sign Matt Flynn to a one-year contract, sources tell’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Flynn became a free agent earlier this month when the Pats released him and signed Ryan Lindley.

Due to injury, Flynn never took the field while in camp with the Patriots. The 30-year-old 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, Flynn bounced around the league a little, joining the Bills and Raiders before returning to Green Bay. Now, he’ll look to stick with Gang Green.

The Jets, of course, are in need of QB reinforcements with Geno Smith recovering from jaw surgery. The Jets say they expect Smith to be sidelined for the first four games of the regular season. The Jets were also linked to quarterbacks like Rex Grossman and Tyler Thigpen, but it seems that they’ve settled on another veteran of note.

Over the course of his six year career, Flynn has appeared in 53 games and made seven starts.

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/4/15

Tonight’s minor moves..

  • The Eagles waived/injured linebacker Travis Long, who tore his ACL yesterday, Field Yates of tweets. If unclaimed, he’ll revert to the team’s IR list.
  • The Patriots waived A.J. Derby, a sixth-round pick out of Arkansas, Mike Reiss of tweets.
  • The Jets signed receiver Arthur Williams and waived receiver Jarrod West, as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets.
  • The Dolphins were awarded wide receiver Kevin Cone off waivers from the Browns, James Walker of tweets. They also cut guard Dionte Savage.
  • The Patriots announced that they have signed linebacker L.J. Fort, linebacker Cameron Gordon, fullback Eric Kettani, and defensive lineman A.J. Pataiali’I.
  • Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill officially cleared waivers and has been placed on the team’s IR, Jonathan Jones of The Observer tweets.
  • The Lions have filled their last roster spot with the signing of cornerback Ethan Davis out of Troy, Tim Twentyman of tweets.
  • The Cardinals cut cornerback Damond Smith while signing cornerback Jonte Green, Darren Urban of tweets.
  • The Chargers announced that they signed corner Jordan Mabin and released receiver Demetrius Wilson.
  • The Eagles announced that they released wide receiver Devante Davis while signing fellow wideout Josh Reese.
  • The Lions cut Jerell Harris, Michael Rothstein of tweets.