Matt Flynn to be released
Edit: Official now. Per Espn.
Matt Flynn's fall from grace in Oakland was swift and humiliating. Now, it is complete.
Flynn, the Oakland Raiders' nominal starting quarterback less than two months ago, will be released by the team, a source informed of the move confirmed Monday to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter first had the news.
Flynn started and struggled in place of Terrelle Pryor in theRaiders' Week 4 loss to the Washington Redskins. CoachDennis Allen was harshly critical of Flynn after the game andthen demoted Flynn to No. 3 on the depth chart, behind undrafted rookie Matthew McGloin. Rapoport reported thatDavid Carr was headed to Oakland for a workout Monday. Other reports suggested Pat White also was headed to town.
This is an embarrassing moment for general manager Reggie McKenzie. The former Green Bay Packers staffer gave up a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 for Flynn and handed him more than $6 million for the 2013 season. McKenzie also drafted quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round; Wilson didn't make the team out of camp.
Carr might be signed as a veteran presence behind Pryor and McGloin. Flynn, meanwhile, seems likely to eventually end up back with the Packers. Green Bay has been looking for a backup quarterback for months, eventually settling on Seneca Wallace.
Flynn looked effective when given the chance to play behind Aaron Rodgers in 2011. After failed tenures in Seattle and Oakland, we can't imagine Flynn getting another chance to compete for a starting job.
Link: Matt Flynn will be released by Oakland Raiders - NFL.com