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New Orleans Saints sign QB Matt Flynn

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The New Orleans Saints have had something of a resurgence over the last couple of weeks, managing to bounce back from three losses to see themselves currently sit on a 4-5 record as we pass the halfway mark of the season.

This has largely been due to the upturn in form of quarterback Drew Brees, who has been back to his best in recent times.

But, despite Brees' excellent performances, the Saints have still been forced to sign a new quarterback.


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Flynn In

Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed yesterday, on a radio show appearance, that the NOLA franchise would be bringing in former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.

Flynn himself took to Twitter after Payton's comments were made to confirm the move, saying that his hunting season was over and intimating that it was time for him to get back to work.

McCown Injured

The move comes after Brees' original backup Luke McCown suffered a lower back injury that will require season-ending surgery. McCown started one game this year, playing well in a loss while Brees was sidelined with a shoulder issue.

The Saints have never had a rookie backup Brees throughout his career, always preferring someone with a bit of experience, and Garrett Grayson wasn't going to buck that trend.

Flynn, a star at LSU during his college career, is experiencing something of a homecoming as he moves back to Louisiana. The 30-year-old has spent time with the Jets, Patriots, and Bills in recent times while being best known for his multiple stops as Aaron Rodgers' backup in Green Bay.

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