The New England Patriots have signed veteran quarterback Matt Flynn to a contract, according to reports.
Flynn’s addition has yet to be formally announced by the organization.
The seven-year NFL veteran is expected replace Gilbert as the team’s third QB in the fold, with 2014 second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo in line to start the first four games of the regular season, pending Tom Brady’s June 23 suspension appeal.
Matt Flynn, 29, entered the league as a Green Bay Packers seventh-round pick in 2008. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound LSU product has appeared in 51 games with seven starts since then, going 219-of-357 for 2,541 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions between his stops with the Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. He
Gilbert, 23, was a St. Louis Rams sixth-round selection by way of Southern Methodist and Texas in May of 2014. The 6-foot-4, 221-pound signal-caller was waived by St. Louis in August, and later spent time on the Rams’ practice squad before being released in October. He was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad in December, before rejoining the team on a reserve-futures contract.
The Patriots worked out Flynn on Wednesday.