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Report: Packers unlikely to tag Matt Flynn

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GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Since the moment that Jermichael Finley signed his new two-year deal with the Packers, there has been speculation in Green Bay about whether the team would place the franchise tag on Matt Flynn.

Jason Wilde of reports that it is unlikely to happen.

The Packers and especially G.M. Ted Thompson are sticklers for NFL rules. It would only make sense to tag Flynn if they were confident in their ability to trade him or if they had some sort of handshake agreement to do so. But that’s not Thompson’s style.

“(Thomspson) doesn’t bend the rules,” one NFL team executive told Wilde.

“(The Packers) don’t do business that way,” another NFL source said at the Combine.

Trading Flynn wouldn’t necessarily be easy. It could be a long process where another team has to come to terms on a new deal for Flynn, in addition to that team and the Packers settling on trade compensation.

While the possibility of the Packers can’t completely be ruled out, it’s looking more likely that Flynn will hit the market.