Several prominent NFL media members are reporting that the Buffalo Bills will sign quarterback Matt Flynn after the veteran quarterback worked out for the team on Monday morning. Jason La Canfora, Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter were the first on the scene. The Bills have since confirmed the signing.
New #Bills QB Matt Flynn addressing the media for the first time pic.twitter.com/qQddXKwaJm— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) October 14, 2013
The news comes even as reports surfaced earlier this morning that a foot injury for Thad Lewis is minor, and that he's considered day to day.
Signing Flynn, released by the Oakland Raiders a week ago today, is just the latest in a long line of scrambling moves the Bills have made at quarterback this season. When the team lost Kevin Kolb to a career-threatening concussion and rookie EJ Manuel had minor knee surgery this preseason, they traded for Lewis and signed Matt Leinart, whose tenure was disastrous and mercifully short-lived. Lewis stuck with the team on the practice squad, but he made his second pro start yesterday after Manuel went down with a LCL sprain in Week 5 (an injury that forced the Bills to pursue Josh Freeman on the open market and work out names like Pat White and Dennis Dixon). Now, Lewis has a sprained foot, and the Bills have once again scraped the bottom of the barrel for an insurance policy.
Jonathan Meeks, a rookie safety out of Clemson, was placed on IR with an ankle injury to make room for Flynn - though Meeks was also designated to return, meaning that he can begin practicing in six weeks and return to action in Week 15.