There was some thought the Green Bay Packers could place the franchise tag on pending free agent quarterback Matt Flynn in hopes of the NFL's version of a "sign and trade" type deal, but a report from the Green Bay Press-Gazette says that would be very risky and unlikely.
With the franchise-tag deadline drawing near, it's looking like General Manager Ted Thompson is not going to place the Green Bay Packers' franchise tag on backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
As Pete Dougherty notes in his report, the Packers would risk being stuck with Flynn on their roster if there are no takers, paying him $14.4 million guaranteed for the 2012 season. That would be a lot of cash tied up for a back-up quarterback if they were not able to come to terms on a trade to send Flynn elsewhere.
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