|Matt Flynn was recently demoted from backup to third-string quarterback after he struggled in place of Terrelle Pryor during a Week 4 loss vs. Washington.|
Oakland Raiders obtained Matt Flynn in an April Fool's Day trade with the Seahawks. In exchange for the quarterback, the Raiders sent a 2014 fifth-round pick to Seattle. Given Flynn was a costly bust for two teams - The 28-year-old former LSU quarterback was paid $8 million in 2012 by the Seahawks and $6.5 million by the Raiders.
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CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed that Matt Flynn has been released by the Raiders.
Matt Flynn opened training camp as the Raiders’ starting quarterback, but would lose that job to Terrelle Pryor, just as he lost the Seahawks job in camp a year ago to Russell Wilson. There have been whispers that Flynn was moping around in meetings and the locker room and he was demoted to third-string behind undrafted rookie Matt McGloin last week.
The Raiders are bringing in veteran backups David Carr and Pat White in for workouts in the next couple of days.