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Jets meet with ex-Patriots quarterback Matt Flynn

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The New York Jets played poorly Thursday versus the Detroit Lions in a 23-3 loss.

(Deletes tired punchless pun.)

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With quarterback Geno Smith on the shelf following jaw surgery, Ryan Fitzpatrick played just one series. He led Gang Green's offense to a field goal, but most of that was thanks to a big kickoff return and a bulldozing Chris Ivory. Fitzpatrick ended 2-of-3 passing for just 16 yards.

Bryce Petty played the rest of the contest and looked every bit a rookie not ready to pilot the Jets. He finished 10-of-18 passing for 50 yards. It appears all the reports about him being a year or two away from seeing the field were spot on.

So after the combined 66 yards passing performance, the Jets might consider adding a veteran for the rest of the preseason.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reports Matt Flynn took a physical on Friday but did not workout with the Jets, according to a source informed of the situation.

Flynn opened training camp with the New England Patriots, but didn't see the field as he continues to deal with an elbow injury.

The addition of Flynn would likely be just to get through the preseason without relying mainly on Petty. Jake Heaps is also on the roster, but didn't see a snap in the blowout loss.

The Jets have been linked to several quarterbacks, including Tyler Thigpen and Rex Grossman, among others.

Flynn will get the first crack. The big question is: can he pass a physical?

The latest Around The NFL Podcast features the gang sharing their takeaways on the start of the preseason.

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