Matt Flynn finds a new home

On Monday, the seemingly snake bitten Buffalo Bills signed former Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn.Flynn 1

The Bills are without starter EJ Manuel who is out with his second knee injury of the season and his replacement free agent rookie Jeff Tuel was so ineffective (he completed just 8 of 20 passes for 80 yards, 1 INT and a 31.2 Passer Rating) they activated Thad Lewis off the practice squad. Lewis played well (19 of 32 for 216 yards, 2 TD’s and a 100.5 Passer Rating) against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he hurt his ankle.

Flynn made just one start for Oakland against the Washington Redskins on September 29 (a 24-14 loss at home), but he wasn’t able to give the offense any momentum. He completed 21 of 32 passes for 227 yards, including a touchdown, but he also threw an interception and fumbled twice. He was sacked 7 times and didn’t seem to be able to feel the pressure and throw the ball away before taking a the sacks.

However, he is ready to get a shot with Buffalo.

“I’m happy I’m getting a fresh start.” Flynn told ESPN. “One game isn’t going to be affect my overall confidence or my belief in what I can do.”

If Lewis is ready to go this weekend, Flynn will be his backup.

Flynn is playing for his 3rd team in the last 2 years after being drafted by Green Bay and leaving for Seattle as a free agent in the 2011 offseason. He backed up Russell Wilson last year and Terrelle Pryor this season

-Kevin Kolb was lost for the season before it even began when he had a concussion.

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