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Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn - #15 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 06/20/1985
Birthplace Tyler, TX
College LSU
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 7th round, 2nd pick by Packers

Raiders QB Pryor gets starting nod for Sunday

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback in Oakland’s season finale.

Chargers-Raiders game will be seen in Southern California

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Sunday’s Chargers-Raiders matchup. 

Raiders QB Palmer to miss finale

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and will not play in the team’s regular-season finale.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos taking care of business

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Another typical week in the AFC West — the Broncos dominated, the Raiders and Chiefs fell and the Chargers took advantage of a weak opponent.

Newton scores two TDs in Panthers' win over Raiders

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score, and the Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 on Sunday.

Allen sees Raiders' defense lacking leader

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Dennis Allen's leadership has been questioned this season, but Allen turned the tables this week when he was asked about the quarterback of his defense.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos pass test, Raiders shut out Chiefs

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Broncos won their ninth in a row, the Raiders shut out the Chiefs and the Chargers got blown out at home by Carolina.

Janikowski kicks Raiders to shutout victory over Chiefs

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals and the Raiders shut out Kansas City for the second time ever, beating the Chiefs 15-0.

Raiders reinstate McClain, release Bartell

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Raiders reinstated LB Rolando McClain and promoted CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. They released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay hot, Chargers still fighting

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Broncos beat the Raiders to keep up their winning ways and the Chargers rallied for an upset win in Pittsburgh.

Raiders QB Pryor waiting in the wings

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Raiders intend to have QB Terrelle Pryor active and ready to run a package of plays once again in Week 15.

Man falls from upper deck at Raiders game

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Police say a man fell from the upper deck at Oakland Coliseum during Thursday's Raiders-Broncos game and is in serious condition at a hospital.

Manning leads Broncos past Raiders

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw his 30th TD pass of the season on the game's opening drive and the Broncos rolled to a 26-13 win over the Raiders.

Goodell says NFL would help fund Oakland stadium

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.

Raiders' Allen plans to coach Thursday after father's death

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen’s father died Monday night, but he plans to coach the team's game on Thursday night.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 01, 2013
The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, bringing an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland even before they are done paying the steep price they dealt to acquire him.||||||| Flynn, a backup in college at LSU to former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has started just two games in five seasons as a pro. But it's those brief appearances that intrigue many NFL teams. He threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a loss at New England in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers late in the 2010 season. He then started the regular-season finale the following season, going 31 for 44 for 480 yards and six touchdown passes in a 45-41 win over D
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Flynn will be the Seattle backup to rookie Russell Wilson after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced that Wilson will start the club's opener. Wilson being named the starter leaves Flynn on the sidelines and according to Carroll understandably disappointed.||||||| Flynn was Seattle's big free-agent splash in the offseason and the most highly sought after quarterback not named Manning after spending the last few seasons as Aaron Rodgers backup in Green Bay. But Flynn failed to show the same flashes as Wilson during his two preseason opportunities and sat out the game in Kansas City with a sore elbow. Fantasy owners have to be kicking themselves now if they picked up the overhyped Flynn.
Posted Aug. 21, 2012
Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced on Tuesday that Russell Wilson will start against Kansas City on Friday so there is speculation that Flynn could be the backup to the rookie.||||||| Flynn has struggled in the preseason and could easily lose the job that seemed to easily be his if he doesn't get his act together. Fantasy owners should monitor the situation closely.
Posted Aug. 14, 2012
Matt Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seattle Seahawks with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half on Saturday in Denver.||||||| Flynn was efficient, going 11 of 13 for 71 yards and an interception against Tennessee. Wilson was 12 of 16 for 124 yards, one touchdown passing and one rushing.
Posted March 19, 2012
Flynn says it was made completely clear before he agreed to join the Seattle Seahawks that he was going into an open competition with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson for the starting quarterback job.||||||| Flynn said during a conference call on Monday that when he visited with the Seahawks late last week, the entire situation felt comfortable and felt like the team was moving in the right direction. Flynn chose the Pacific Northwest over the chance to be reunited with former Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami, where Philbin is the Dolphins' new head coach.

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