The Patriots released the former long-time Green Bay Packer, the team announced. Flynn has pinballed around the NFL since leaving the cozy confines of Lambeau Field.
The 30-year-old quarterback has a career completion percentage above 60 and more than 2,500 career passing yards. He shouldn't have trouble finding a roster spot as teams try to solidify their depth at a crucial position.
In the meantime, the Patriots will pour all of their resources into getting Lindley up to speed. He'll have plenty of adjustments to make coming from a Bruce Arians offense and won't have much time. Assuming Brady's four-game suspension is upheld in court, Lindley would be the only stopgap during a crucial stretch to begin the Patriots' season.