Raiders Cut $6.5 Million Third-Stringer Matt Flynn, ESPN Says
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Three are in or tied for first place. In addition to New Orleans, they are this season’s biggest NFL surprise stories. Each identified offseason weaknesses; each paid to address them. With the success these teams have had this season, it could send a message next offseason that there is help available for those willing to pay for it. In a copycat league, others may copy the spending. Some NFL executives said this week they are not convinced there’s a correlation between spending and winning, and how it has turned out this season could be more random than anything. Teams spend from one year to the next based on the outlays they have made on contracts.
Come feast on all the news in our updating blog . Pryor came back to regain the starting job and led the Raiders to a 27-17 victory Sunday night over the Chargers as Flynn sat watching. ”This kid’s going to continue to improve,” Allen said. ”He’s probably leaps and bounds ahead of where we thought he would be at this point in time. The key for him is he continues to work and continues to strive to get better on the little things.” After spending four years as Aaron Rodgers ‘ backup in Green Bay, Flynn was one of the most sought after quarterbacks on the free-agent market in 2012 based largely on one dynamic start. Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season finale for the Packers against Detroit.
Matt Flynn released by Raiders
That one game against the Lions accounts for 36 percent of his career yards and 60 percent of the touchdowns. The NFL season is so short that its hard to get a firm grip on how good a player really is. In baseball the at-bats stack up. In basketball the shots accumulate. Subs eventually get a chance. But in football, the backup QB might get one moment in three or four years to prove it on the field. Matt Flynn was so convincing, that New Years Day in Detroit, that everybody thought he had to be good.
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He came in late in a loss at Denver on Sept. 23 after Pryor suffered a concussion and started against Washington the week after. After spending four years as the backup to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Flynn was one of the most sought-after quarterbacks on the free-agent market in 2012 based largely on one dynamic start. Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season finale for the Packers against Detroit. Seattle signed Flynn and paid him $8 million last season even though he was beaten out for the starting job by rookie Russell Wilson. Matt Cassel to start at quarterback for Vikings for now Minnesota’s quarterback this weekend will be Matt Cassel or Christian Ponder , not Josh Freeman. If Ponder has healed from his broken rib , Coach Leslie Frazier said Ponder will return as the starter.
Matt Flynn is released by the Raiders
Bush caught the Packers on a reverse, but gained only 24 yards on his other 12 carries. Nixon signs: The player filling Francois’ spot on the 53-man roster will be cornerback James Nixon. The 6-foot, 186-pounder out of California (Pa.) originally joined the team’s practice squad early last season and spent the first four weeks of this season there, too. The Packers now have seven cornerbacks on the roster. Former Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor worked out for the Packers Monday but was not signed. It marked Taylor’s first NFL tryout.
Raiders release QB Matt Flynn
This kids going to continue to improve, Allen said. Hes probably leaps and bounds ahead of where we thought he would be at this point in time. The key for him is he continues to work and continues to strive to get better on the little things. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Terrelle Pryor establishes himself as the Raiders No. 1 quarterback. After spending four years as Aaron Rodgers backup in Green Bay, Flynn was one of the most sought after quarterbacks on the free-agent market in 2012 based largely on one dynamic start. Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season finale for the Packers against Detroit. Flynn had also played well in one start the previous season against New England, throwing for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a loss.
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29, his lone start of the season. He was demoted after the game to third string behind starter Terrelle Pryor, who missed the game with a concussion, and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. The team will work out free-agent quarterbacks Pat White and David Carr tomorrow, according to ESPN. Raiders spokesman Will Kiss didnt immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on the report. Flynn played for the Green Bay Packers as a backup to Aaron Rodgers from 2008 to 2011. After he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in the Packers 2011 season finale, both franchise records, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson won the starting job in preseason and Flynn was traded to Oakland in April.