The Oakland Raiders flirted with the idea of adding former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, but the former first-round pick ultimately decided to sign with the Minnesota Vikings late last night. However, that didn’t stop the Raiders from making a quarterback move of their own.
According to reports, the team has decided to part ways with offseason acquisition Matt Flynn, following his dreadful performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 4.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated passed along the news:
BREAKING: The Raiders have released QB Matt Flynn, according g to source.
— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) October 7, 2013
The Raiders gave up a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft to add Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks and it obviously didn’t work out.
Add in the fact that Oakland released 2013 fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson prior to the start of the regular season and their past debacle with No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, it is safe to say that the team has had issues finding the answer.
Now, the Raiders will continue to roll with supplemental draft pick Terrelle Pryor as the starter with undrafted Matt McGloin serving as his primary back up.
As for Flynn, the Green Bay Packers could always use a back up.