Raiders Acquire Matt Flynn From Seahawks


0  Updated at 9:57 pm, April 1st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The Oakland Raiders have acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for two draft picks on Monday.

The Raiders sent a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015 to Seattle in order to land the 27-year-old Flynn.

“Matt is a tough football player, and a talented quarterback,” Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said. “He will get the opportunity to compete to be a starter with the Raiders. I believe Matt has that potential, but I also know he hasn’t had enough experience. We’re going to let him compete and battle, and see what happens.”

Flynn was Aaron Rodgers’ backup in Green Bay before signing a three-year, $26 million deal with the Seahawks last year.  He failed to win the starting job, which was given to rookie Russell Wilson.

Flynn has also agreed to restructure his current contract, according to a league source.

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