American Football - Flynn's odyssey continues at Green Bay

In the past eight months, Matt Flynn's football odyssey took him from Seattle to Oakland to Buffalo and back to where he began his NFL career, as a back-up quarterback with the Green Bay Packers.

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On Wednesday, franchise passer Aaron Rodgers was ruled out and Flynn was named the starting quarterback for the Packers' Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit.

Flynn is the team's fourth starter since November 4, when Rodgers started against the Bears and broke his collarbone.

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The Cleveland Browns have no choice but to once again turn to Brandon Weeden as starting quarterback.

With Jason Campbell going through the NFL's concussion protocol, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Weeden, the on-again, off-again starter the past two seasons, would start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Browns are 4-7 and have lost five of their past six games. They've made four quarterback changes this season, going from Weeden to Brian Hoyer to Campbell and now back to Weeden.

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Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton took aim at the Detroit Lions' defensive line, the defensive coaching staff and Lions coach Jim Schwartz during a weekly radio appearance on WSSP 1250 AM in Milwaukee.

"They go after quarterbacks, their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time," Sitton said of the Lions. "That's what they do. That's who they are. They're a bunch of dirtbags or scumbags. That's how they play, and that's how they're coached.

"It starts with their frickin' coach. It starts with the head coach, Schwartz. He's a d---, too. I wouldn't want to play for him. It starts with him, and their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They're all just scumbags and so are the D-line."

There has been bad blood between the NFC North rivals. Two years ago, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ejected from a game after he stomped on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on a radio appearance that Sitton's comments "do not reflect how we go about our business here."

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Denver Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated hip.

Vickerson suffered the injury during the Broncos' 34-31 overtime loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night.

The 30-year-old Vickerson had started all 11 games for the Broncos this season. He logged 18 solo tackles, including his first sack of the year on Monday night.

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