A familiar face is returning to Green Bay.
The Packers have signed Matt Flynn. The quarterback will back up former third stringer Scott Tolzien when the Packers face the New York Giants this Sunday.
After Aaron Rodgers fractured his collar bone, and Seneca Wallace suffered a strained groin in two consecutive weeks, it wasn't a matter of if the Packers were going to sign another quarterback, but when. Tolzien is still expected to start on Sunday, but Flynn will provide much needed relief if something were to go wrong these next few days.
Flynn was the Packers backup quarterback from 2008-11, and has an understanding of Mike McCarthy's coaching style and the team's offense.
McCarthy said Flynn "looked good" during this workout with the team on Monday. However, it is not clear if he will be 100 percent this Sunday because of the persistent elbow soreness he experiences on his throwing arm.
The 28-year-old was most recently with the Buffalo Bills before being cut on Nov. 4. He has also had stints in Oakland and Seattle after leaving the Packers.
Flynn is tied for the all-time franchise record for passing yards and touchdown passes in a single game.