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NFL trade rumors: Oakland Raiders interested in Matt Flynn

Photo by Gabriel Cervantes / Wikimedia Commons

Oakland Raiders’ general manager Reggie McKenzie continues to try and put together a quality roster and make the Raiders respectable.  According to CSNbayarea.com, McKenzie is thinking of reuniting with his former Green Bay Packers backup Matt Flynn

With Carson Palmer reportedly not interested in restructuring his contract, the Raiders have begun to look for plan B.  The Raiders would like to bring Palmer’s cap number down, but he is not interested in taking a pay cut.  The Raiders may have no choice but to release him.  

While McKenzie was in the front office of the Packers, Flynn served as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.  When called upon, Flynn showed himself to be reliable in his backup role.  Flynn was signed last season by the Seattle Seahawks and expected to be their starter.  However, rookie Russell Wilson came in and seized the job for himself. 

The Seahawks reportedly would like a fourth-round pick for Flynn.

The Raiders like quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has been in their system long enough to get a look at the starting role.  But the Raiders do not wish to go into the season with such limited experience at the quarterback position, making a deal for Flynn more likely.

Photo Credit: Gabriel Cervantes | Wikimedia Commons

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  • Bruce

    Why can’t the raiders trade QBs? Flynn for Palmer. Seattle is a superbowl contender and that is his college coach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.clair.9 Stephen Clair

    Check your facts. The Raiders DO have a 4th round pick. They are missing selections in the second and fifth rounds.