Report: QB Matt Flynn takes physical for Jets, doesn't workout Friday
After previously being reported that free agent quarterback Matt Flynn would work out for the New York Jets on Friday, it appears as though he only took a physical.
The report comes from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who said Flynn was brought in to take a physical "to examine ailing hamstring."
The Jets are reportedly in no rush to sign a quarterback as they would like to get rookie Bryce Petty more work. That will be difficult to do with Ryan Fitzpatrick and a veteran such as Flynn on the roster, as well.
Adding a quarterback isn't a necessity as of now, but if Petty continues to struggle throughout the preseason, he won't be a viable backup for Fitzpatrick. Having an experienced veteran will be key in the case that Fitzpatrick gets injured or doesn't have success.
(h/t Manish Mehta)