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NFL notes: Bills sign quarterback Matt Flynn

Published October 14, 2013 5:29 pm

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Matt Flynn is getting his latest chance at a fresh start, this time in Buffalo on a team that has spent the past week scrambling to shore up its injury-depleted quarterback position.

A week after being cut by Oakland, Flynn signed with the Bills on Monday after spending the morning working out for general manager Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and his offensive staff. The sixth-year NFL player is now on his third team since December; the Raiders acquired him in a trade with Seattle this past offseason.

"I'm happy I'm getting a fresh start," Flynn said. "I'm happy I'm getting this opportunity with the Bills, and I'm excited about it. And hopefully it works out."

Flynn's signing marks the latest in a series of quarterback moves the Bills have made since rookie starter EJ Manuel sprained his right knee in a 37-24 loss to Cleveland on Oct. 3. Thad Lewis, who started last week's 27-24 overtime loss to Cincinnati, will start again Sunday when Buffalo (2-4) travels to play Miami (3-2).

Around the league

Washington • Washington's struggling special teams units have lost two key players for the rest of the season. Former BYU linebacker Bryan Kehl tore the ACL in his left knee, and long snapper Nick Sundberg tore the meniscus in his right knee in Sunday's 31-16 loss to Dallas.

Jets • Running back Mike Goodson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee during New York's 19-6 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.

Broncos • Offensive tackle Orlando Franklin (foot) is expected to miss this week's game at Indianapolis, but linebacker Von Miller will make his season debut after serving a six-game suspension for a drug violation.