Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) kneels after being sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (not pictured) in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders release Matt Flynn


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:

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.

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  • MartyCalderon

    Tyler Wilson now called up to the main roster?

    • Bob

      It seems like the Raiders would rather sign Carr or White. Don’t know why.

      • Pridenpoise

        Me either.

  • Pridenpoise

    Good night.

  • Scoobz

    First Matt Flynn then josh freeman daym who’s next? Just seems like the new regime is trying everything they could to prove the fans wrong. I said in the beginning Pryor was the man and I still stand by my words. RAIDERS!!
    Oh yeah sorry Flynnatics haven’t heard from you guys in a while.