Seahawks send Flynn to Oakland

1:41 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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Renton, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Seahawks have traded quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland will send a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and a conditional draft pick in 2015 to the Seahawks for Flynn, who signed with Seattle as a free agent in March 2012.

Flynn was expected to become the starting quarterback for the Seahawks after a four-year run as a backup in Green Bay, but rookie Russell Wilson beat him out for the position.

As Wilson's backup, the 27-year-old LSU product appeared in three games for the Seahawks last season and completed 5-of-9 passes for 68 yards.

Flynn has made just two starts in his NFL career, but his last one in Green Bay made him one of the most coveted free agents on the market last spring. He passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-41 win over Detroit in Week 17 of the 2011 campaign.

The Seahawks then signed him to a three-year deal worth a reported $26 million with $10 million guaranteed.

In 37 games over five seasons, Flynn has completed 87-of-141 passes for 1,083 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

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