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Ryan Lindley set to replace Matt Flynn at New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots' quarterback situation has been the cause of much debate around Foxboro this offseason.

For the large part that controversy has focussed on two names, messrs Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo, as the latter looks set to fill in for the veteran during his four-game suspension.

New arrival

Today though saw two new names enter the fray as the Patriots look set to follow up the release of Matt Flynn with the arrival of a quarterback from the 2012 draft class.


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As reported by ESPN's Field Yates, the reigning Super Bowl champions are set to sign Ryan Lindley as a direct replacement for the departing Flynn.

The arrival of Lindley, most recently of the Arizona Cardinals, isn't going to change Garoppolo's status as starter in Brady's absence but it does at least replenish a thin quarterback depth chart.

The exit of Flynn and the suspension of Brady meant New England had left themselves for a brief moment with just second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as a candidate to play in Week One.

Back up material

Lindley, a sixth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, hasn't exactly showered himself in glory during his brief spells under center in the league thus far.

The 26-year-old has just seven starts in three seasons in the pros and has the unenviable record of two touchdowns to 11 interceptions through his total time on the gridiron.

Patriots fans will be hoping this signing has no bearings on the 2015 campaign once it gets under way but there is only one injury and an upheld suspensions standing between Ryan Lindley and the starting job.

Patriots fans: Would you trust Lindley leading your offense? Have your say in the comments below...

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