(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders have decided to move on from quarterback Matt Flynn.
The team released Flynn Monday after just one regular-season start. He had been demoted to third string behind Terrelle Pryor and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin after Flynn threw a pick-6 interception, fumbled twice and was sacked seven times in a 24-14 loss to Washington in Week 4.
“I don’t know, exactly, what the reason was, why it didn’t work but it just, it didn’t work,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “Terrelle came in and he took over the job and he’s earned the position that he’s in so we just felt like it was probably best to go ahead and move on from that.”
Flynn was acquired in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks, where he was beaten out by Russell Wilson for the starting job last year. The Raiders gave up a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a 2015 conditional pick for Flynn with the hope of making him their franchise quarterback.
Flynn has made $14.5 million from the Seahawks and Raiders combined the past two seasons for a total of one start.
Pryor will be the team’s starting signal-caller moving forward.
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