Matt Flynn released by Jets, drowns sorrows in Bloody Mary (Photo)

The sixth team wasn’t a charm for Matt Flynn.

On Saturday, Flynn was released by the Jets as part of the team’s final cuts. All NFL rosters must be pared down to 53 players by 4 p.m., and the well-traveled quarterback was deemed expendable by Gang Green.

He confirmed the news of his release on his Twitter account.

Shortly after receiving his pink slip, Flynn did what most of us would in a similar situation — he got himself a big ol’ drink.

Hard to tell if Flynn is taking his release well or washing away the pain in a concoction of vodka and tomato juice. My guess is the former. Consider: the 30-year-old took home $60,000 for two weeks of work, according to

However, it has to be disappointing for Flynn, who looked sharp in the Jets’ fourth preseason game, throwing for 136 yards and two touchdowns. He was competing for the third quarterback spot behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and injured Geno Smith. New York waived Flynn and fellow veteran signal-caller Josh Johnson, leaving only rookie Bryce Petty behind Fitzpatrick until Smith returns to full health.

It’s still possible the Jets re-sign Flynn after Week 1, when his $870,000 salary won’t be guaranteed for the entire season. Regardless, Flynn should continue to bounce around the league whenever a club needs an able body.

And, in the process, pocket loads of cash to spend on fun things like giant Bloody Marys.

(Photo credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Zack Kelberman
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  • pepe

    I don’t understand why the Jets cut Walter Powell. He looked great. Running back kickoffs. I don’t get it!