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Packers Rumors: Latest On Matt Flynn & Cullen Jenkins

Here are some of the days rumors that pertain to the Super Bowl champs.

Matt Flynn

Packers GM Ted Thompson addressed the rumors that the team may consider trading backup quarterback Matt Flynn today.

“People are trying to get ahead of themselves, saying this is the logical next step.  That’s not necessarily the logical next step.  He’s on our team,” Thompson said.

Thompson isn’t known to tip his hand publicly regarding personnel decisions so there’s still a chance that Green Bay could move Flynn for draft picks but it doesn’t seem all that likely.

“Flynn’s future is to be on our team. That’s our plan right now,” Thompson said.

Cullen Jenkins

Packers defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins may have just watched his chances of remaining in Green Bay go right by when the deadline for applying franchise tags ended on Thursday. In an interview with Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jenkins made it clear that he feels his time in Green Bay has come to an end.

“I’m 99% sure something won’t happen,” Jenkins said. “Not at this point. You get to a point where you want to go where you feel you’re wanted.

Jenkins missed the final four games of the season and returned for the teams playoff run but only managed four tackles and half a sack during that time. Green Bay has been able to get production from the defensive line without him and when you consider that he has dealt with some injuries in recent years and the amount of money that it would take to keep him, it would make sense for the team to go in a different direction. Cullen Jenkins seems to agree with that logic.

“The way everything came down, it’s just time for a new start.”

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