Raiders Release QB Matt Flynn

Flynn was just recently demoted to third string after undrafted rookie Matt McGloin unseated him as Terrelle Pryor‘s backup.

The Raiders recent interest in signing Josh Freeman was a pretty clear indication that Flynn was likely to be released at some point. Oakland is bringing in Pat White for a tryout on Tuesday and David Carr is expected to meet with the Raiders as well.

Back in April, the Raiders sent a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft along with a conditional pick in 2015 to the Seahawks for Flynn. That conditional 2015 selection will obviously remain with the Raiders as Flynn didn’t live up to expectations.

Upon arriving in Oakland, the Raiders signed Flynn to a two-year contract worth $11.5 million that included $6.5 million guaranteed.

  • Jason La Canfora reports that Flynn’s contract includes offset language, so any money he receives from a new team will count against the $6.5 million he’s owed by the Raiders.
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes that the Seahawks and Raiders paid Flynn a combined total of $14.5 million for just one start.

There has been some speculation that Flynn could return to the Packers, seeing as they’ve been in need of a decent backup since he departed during free agency two years ago.

  • Packers HC Mike McCarthy didn’t sound too optimistic about signing Matt Flynn on Monday. (Jason Wilde)



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