Trade for Flynn being consummated; Palmer on way out


The Raiders and Seattle Seahawks agreed on the parameters of a trade that will send quarterback Matt Flynn to the Raiders in exchange for two future draft picks, according to a report Monday morning.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said the deal will be consummated some time this morning, with the Raiders acquiring Flynn for late-round draft picks in 2014 and ’15.
The Raiders also are working on a trade that will send quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals.
Palmer came to the Raiders in 2011 via trade with the Cincinnati Bengals. That trade was engineered by former coach Hue Jackson, to the tune of a first-round draft pick in 2012 and a second-rounder in this month’s draft.
Flynn will compete for the starting job along with second-year player Terrelle Pryor and whichever other quarterback the Raiders add this offseason.
Flynn, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, burst onto the scene when he passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the Packers regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions on Jan. 1, 2012. He passed for 251 yards and three touchdowns in his only other start, in 2010 against the New England Patriots.
Last season, Flynn appeared in three games for the Seahawks. He completed 5 of 9 passes for 68 yards and no touchdowns in those games.
Flynn has two years remaining on the three-year, $19.5 million contract — $10 million of it was guaranteed — he signed last offseason.


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  • davidivad

    Will be super stoked if we manage to get out of Palmers contract – his stats were severely padded by every second pass play being a check down to a back – he looked old and slow and froze when we neared the red zone. Flynn gives some depth – not expecting the world from him though – wish he wasn’t Russell’s college backup and it seems the more a team sees him the less they are convinced in his abilities.

  • RaiderFredinDallas

    R8rwill Says:
    April 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am
    It’s a great new day in the oak…all the garbage is gone we have two young qb’s a draft that is full of our needs, cap space, draft picks, a gresh front seven on d..looks great to me..it is a great day to be a raiders fan…