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Browns reportedly not in running for QB Flynn

So, in the end -- if this is, actually, the end -- the Cleveland Browns will not land free-agent wonder boy Matt Flynn and never pursued his services, despite the rumors.

This is what we learned Wednesday morning, when The Plain Dealer addressed the Flynn gossip.

"#Browns have not pursued (former Packers backup QB) Matt Flynn and reports that they're set to make offer untrue, league source tells PD," tweeted Mary Kay Cabot, the team's beat writer.

This collides with information on Tuesday from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, which painted a picture of the Browns and the Miami Dolphins "exchanging contract offers with" Flynn, according to a source.

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora views the Brownsamong the best possibilities for the man who backed up Aaron Rodgers for four seasons and dazzled in his two NFL starts, but pursuing Flynn as your starter is another matter.

Flynn is expected to command Kevin Kolb dough (somewhere between $7 million and $8 million a season), but the mere mention of Kolb is troubling. Flynn has thrown 132 passes EVER in the NFL (granted, nine of them for touchdowns).

Browns general manager Tom Heckert has maintained that Cleveland will not send shockwaves through the league in free agency. Unless he's blowing smoke, it appears Flynn is headed elsewhere, and the Browns are staying put with Colt McCoy -- or eyeing the draft for his competition.

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