Bills release Matt Flynn

Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Flynn during the first quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a rough few months for quarterback Matt Flynn. It seems like just yesterday that Flynn was one of the most highly touted back up quarterbacks in the league thanks to an incredible performance during his time with the Green Bay Packers, but three teams later and he is once again in the unemployment line.

Today, the Buffalo Bills announced that they have released the journeyman back up.

From NFL Network’s Around the League:

The release of Flynn is no surprise, considering the team just announced that 2013 first-round pick E.J. Manuel has been medically cleared to return to the field. Manuel is expected to start in Week 10 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Flynn shipped off to the Seattle Seahawks to get a crack at a starting job, but he was outplayed by then rookie Russell Wilson and lost the job.

Then, Flynn went to the Oakland Raiders where Terrelle Pryor beat him out, before landing with the Buffalo Bills a few weeks ago after Manuel went down with an injury.

For Flynn, his hopes of starting in the league are likely over, but he could get another shot if there is a team out there looking for an underwhelming back up.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Matt Flynn

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