Quarterback Matt Flynn has agreed to a contract with the Seahawks, the team announced Sunday. It’s a three-year, $26 million deal that includes $10 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.
Flynn visited with Seattle last week before traveling to Miami to meet with the Dolphins.
Flynn, 26, was a seventh-round pick by Green Bay in 2008 who has been groomed as Aaron Rodgers’ backup. He has thrown just 132 regular-season passes in four NFL seasons, but became a hot commodity as a pending free agent after setting single-game team records with 480 passing yards and six touchdown passes in a 45-41 victory over Detroit on New Year’s Day with the Packers resting Rodgers.
In Seattle, Flynn is expected to compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job. There is a tie to the Seahawks as well, as general manager John Schneider was in Green Bay’s front office when Flynn was drafted out of LSU.
- While the San Francisco 49ers court Peyton Manning, free-agent quarterback Alex Smith is also considering his options.
Smith was scheduled to meet with the Dolphins on Sunday, and the Sacramento Bee reported he was expected to meet with the Seahawks this week, although the signing of Flynn might change that.
The 49ers, Titans and Broncos apparently the finalists for Manning, so Smith is being more aggressive in surveying his options this time around. According the Bee report, Smith is weary of the lack of job security in San Francisco. The team reportedly offered him a three-year, $24 million contract, but drafted Colin Kaepernick in the second round last year and secretly worked out Manning last week and gave him a physical.
In Miami, Smith would be the presumed starter ahead of Matt Moore.
- The Dolphins will continue their pursuit of a starting quarterback when David Garrard meets with team officials, NFL.com reported Sunday.
Garrard apparently is healthy again after a back injury forced him to miss the 2011 season. It’s not clear when Garrard will meet with the Dolphins, but his visit will come after that of Flynn, who met with the team over the weekend, and Smith, who was scheduled to visit Dolphins officials on Sunday.
Miami had offered Garrard a contract last season, after Chad Henne was hurt, but an agreement was never reached.
Garrard started 14 games for Jacksonville in 2010, completing 64.5 percent of his passes.
- Free agent center Samson Satele was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Saturday in Hawaii, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
It’s a petty misdemeanor charge, and Satele was released on $500 bail less than an hour after being arrested.
Satele, 27, started 15 games for the Raiders in 2011, but is currently a free agent. He has an April 18 court date, according to the paper.
- Offensive guard Rex Hadnot was released by the Cardinals, clearing his $1.5 million base salary against the salary cap as Arizona reworks its offensive line.
The Cardinals signed Adam Snyder away from division rival San Francisco earlier in free agency.