(Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders have reportedly acquired quarterback
Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks.
According to multiple media reports, including NFL.com and ESPN, the Raiders
will send the Seahawks' late-round draft picks in 2014 and 2015 for Flynn, who
signed with Seattle as a free agent in March 2012.
Flynn was expected to become the starting quarterback for the Seahawks after a
four-year run as a backup in Green Bay, but rookie Russell Wilson beat him out
for the position.
As Wilson's backup, the 27-year-old LSU product appeared in three games for
the Seahawks last season and completed 5-of-9 passes for 68 yards.
Flynn has made just two starts in his NFL career, but his last one in Green
Bay made him one of the most coveted free agents on the market last spring. He
passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns, both Packers records, in a 45-41 win
over Detroit in Week 17 of the 2011 campaign.
The Seahawks then signed him to a three-year deal worth a reported $26 million
with $10 million guaranteed.
Oakland, in turn, will reportedly deal quarterback Carson Palmer. The Oakland
Tribune last week said the Raiders were close to sending Palmer to the Arizona
Palmer has spent the past two seasons in Oakland after the Raiders acquired
him from Cincinnati for a pair of high picks, including a 2012 first-round
choice, in October 2011.
In 15 games last season, Palmer completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 4,018
yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The 33-year-old Southern California product has connected on 62.5 percent of
his throws for 29,465 yards with 189 touchdowns and 130 interceptions since
becoming a full-time starter in Cincinnati for the 2004 season.
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