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Packers Announce Signing of Matt Flynn, Not Jamari Lattimore

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Packers Announce Signing of Matt Flynn, Not Jamari Lattimore

On the day that the team's offseason workout program started, the Green Bay Packers officially announced the signing of quarterback Matt Flynn on Tuesday.

It was reported last week that Flynn and the Packers had agreed to terms on a deal, but he apparently didn't sign the contract until arriving in Green Bay.

Now that Flynn has signed on the dotted line, he can take part in the Packers' workout program, which he would have been prevented from doing so without a contract.

Flynn enters his 2014 campaign fighting for the backup job to starter Aaron Rodgers, along with Scott Tolzien and any other quarterbacks may draft or sign between now and the start of the season.

There's still no word on restricted free agent Jamari Lattimore, who was reportedly offered an original-round tender from the Packers earlier this offseason but has yet to sign a contract.

Lattimore is able to shop his services until Friday May 2, the deadline for restricted free agents to sign a contract with another team.

It would appear to be a case of Lattimore trying in vain if he's truly seeking a contract offer from another team, because the Packers have the right to match any offer he receives.

The original-round tender is worth $1.431 million for one year. If Lattimore accepts the tender, he would play for one year and then become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

 

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HankScorpio's picture

Tom Silverstein tweeted that Lattimore is participating in workouts while unsigned thru a participation agreement.

He's got every right to wait it out until May 2 in hopes of getting a better deal. But it would be a mistake to give the guys behind him a head start on taking his spot, IMO. Good for him that he's not making that mistake.

L's picture

Glad to know that the new CBA didn't prevent such things like the participation agreement from existing.

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