The Patriots released QB Matt Flynn, the team announced today.
Flynn started training camp on the active/non-football injury list and never passed his physical. He has been dealing with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
The Patriots first preseason game is Thursday against the Green Bay Packers, so the Pats needed an able 3rd string QB now, no more time could pass with Flynn on the sideline.
“There’s definitely something to that. We don’t have forever here; the train is moving,” Belichick said.
Belichick did not rule out the possibility he would bring Flynn back when the QB is healthy, seeing him as a good fit.
“I know he worked hard, it was frustrating he couldn’t get out there, [that] we couldn’t see him out there,” he said.
The Patriots signed former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley, the team announced.
Lindley was the Cardinals starting QB in their playoff loss to the Panthers last year, posting the second-lowest QBR over the last five seasons.
The details of his agreement with the Patriots are unknown, but it is for one year.
Belichick was asked what they saw in Lindley to bring him in to play for the team.
“He has some experience, been with a couple different organizations, played some, and he’s healthy. That’s the most important trait.”