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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Quarterback Matt Flynn could be given the Packers franchise tag this offseason. He may just be allowed to walk away in free agency. Whatever the case is, Flynn will not be back in Green Bay next season.
Flynn was just too good in his record-breaking Week 17 performance to be a backup quarterback any longer. Flynn's teammates don't even expect him back. After Flynn's six touchdowns and 480 yards led the Packers to a win over the Detroit Lions, many Green Bay players were already wishing him well on his next stop.
Flynn's inevitable departure will give an opportunity to Graham Harrell to take a step up the ladder. Spending most of this season on the Packers' practice squad, Harrell was promoted to the active roster when the Buffalo Bills tried to sign him away from Green Bay after Week 13.
That move to keep Harrell -- which came with a significant pay increase -- further emphasized that general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy were...
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