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Browns dodged a bullet with Flynn

The Cleveland Browns owe the Seattle Seahawks a double thank you for taking the bait on free agent quarterback Matt Flynn and simultaneously showing fans that it pays not to be first in free agency.

When NFL free agency opened a week ago, many speculated that Flynn could get major money in a bidding war; by waiting a week and letting the market settle, the Seahawks were able to sign him to a three-year deal worth up to a reported $26 million.

Seattle’s move helped take away any possibility that the Browns would have lingering doubts about signing a player with two career NFL starts.

And more thing to remember: Flynn may have some success over the next couple of years which will make some Browns fans whine, but he’ll be doing it without having to face the Steelers and Ravens each twice a year.

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