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Thompson won't tip hand on Flynn

Feb 24, 2012 -- 11:19am

INDIANAPOLIS – Reporters unfamiliar with Ted Thompson’s less-than-revealing approach with the media came to the Green Bay Packers general manager’s podium session at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday hoping to learn whether his team is considering using the franchise tag on backup quarterback Matt Flynn.

All they found out was that Thompson and Flynn are both from the same part of the country. And that Thompson is nothing if not consistent in his say-as-little-as-possible ways.

Asked by a South Florida reporter if the team would potentially use the franchise tag on Flynn, Thompson replied: “I don’t talk specific about any of our guys that may or may not be free agents, and I certainly wouldn’t speculate on what our plans would be.”

When asked to talk about Flynn as a player given the small sample size – he started just two regular-season games – Thompson wouldn’t even say nice things about the unrestricted free agent.

“Well, he’s from East Texas, as I’m from East Texas as well, so that’s a good thing,” Thompson replied. “Yeah. Matt is a professional, he does a good job. Again, our policy is to try to keep all of our players, so we’d like to keep all our players. So I’m not going to stand here and tell all the other 31 teams what I think about Matt Flynn.”

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