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.
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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)