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Desperate Packers working out Matt Flynn and John Skelton


Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback John Skelton (9) is pressed in the backfield by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Zach Brown (55) in the second quarter of a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Despite playing like a solid backup quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals during the team’s training camp, it wasn’t enough to beat-out Josh Johnson for the right to take over if Andy Dalton goes down, and Skelton was waived during the final roster cuts.

Since then, he has been unable to find another job, despite showing he’s at least one of the 64-best QBs in the NFL. A brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers ended after just a few weeks, but it looks like he may be going to team that gives him a chance to not only be a backup, but even compete for a starting job.

That could be with the Green Bay Packers, who are reportedly bringing him in for a workout after they lost Seneca Wallace to an injury on Sunday, leaving the team with third-stringer Scott Tolzien.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy did confirm former Packers backup Matt Flynn was in town for a workout Monday and “looked good” but declined to say if the team would sign him.

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