April 24, 2014

Raiders waive former Packers’ QB Flynn

Matt Flynn / Former Packer

Matt Flynn / Former Packer

After acquiring Matt Flynn from Seattle to take over as the starting quarterback in Oakland, the Raiders waived Flynn today.  Flynn had recently been demoted to third string after he struggled in his only start against Washington.  Flynn was filling in for Terrelle Pryor, who had to sit out with a concussion.

Flynn was sacked seven times, fumbled twice and tossed one interception against the Redskins in Week 4.  He was demoted after the game and replaced by undrafted rookie Matthew McGloin as the backup.

The Raiders (2-3) sent a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015 to the Seahawks for Flynn.

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked at his Monday news conference if he would like to see Flynn return to the Packers.  McCarthy said he’s happy with his current quarterback room.