Raiders Trade for Matt Flynn
Whether Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn gets his chance to be a starter in the NFL remains to be seen but one thing is certain, he won’t be Russell Wilson’s back up anymore.
On Monday, the Seahawks traded Flynn to the Oakland Raiders for two draft picks: a late-round 2014 draft pick and a 2015 conditional pick, reported NFL.com. The quarterback will be reunited with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie from their Green Bay Packers days.
Then there’s the second part of the Flynn equation. The Raiders need to get rid of quarterback Carson Palmer. They are working on a deal to send him to the Arizona Cardinals for little compensation such as mid-round selections. For Palmer, who would not take a cut with the Raiders from his 2013 $13 million base salary, is expected to do so for the Cardinals, reported Yahoo!.
He will join a crowded quarterback stable with Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley, John Skelton and Drew Stanton but he could find himself as the team’s starter. In this year’s draft, the Cardinals do have the seventh overall pick and could possibly pick up yet another quarterback. One possibility is North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon, according to Yahoo.
Lucky for the Raiders, Flynn comes with a $11.5 million payday for the next two seasons. They will look to restructure his contract but it remains unknown if will do so in the end.
For Flynn, he is expected to compete against Raiders back up Terrelle Pryor for the starting role. He has two starts under his belt from his days with the Packers.
Jaguars Release DT Mosley
After appearing in all 16 of 2012’s games (12 as a starter), Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle C.J. Mosley has been released by the team on Monday.
This comes as Mosley had two years left on his three-year, $7.5 million deal, reported ProFootballTalk.com.
From his three Jaguar seasons, Mosley amassed 3.5 sacks with 70 tackles. His best season came in 2012 with his 45 tackles along with 2.5 sacks with three fumble recoveries.
Mosley entered the league in 2005 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. He also had stops at the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets.