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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 to start QB Campbell in Week Six

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders have announced that Jason Campbell will be their starting QB on Sunday, as the veteran fills in for the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Raiders’ rookie McClain not yet justifying offseason buzz

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
It's far too early to say Raiders MLB Rolando McClain is a disappointment, but he's not making the impact the team hoped he would when it drafted him eighth overall this year.

Raiders RB Bush proves he can carry the load

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
All it took was a Darren McFadden hamstring injury for the Raiders to rediscover that they have another great back on the roster: Michael Bush.

Raiders rally to beat Chargers 35-27

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders ended a 13-game losing streak vs. San Diego with a 35-27 victory over ...

Raiders desperate for run-stopping help

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
The loss of DT John Henderson for at least a month has Oakland extremely concerned about the ability of its defense to stop the opponent's run game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders RB McFadden out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.

Support for Raiders’ Cable dwindling

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
A 1-3 start and a lack of improvement in key areas such as pass protection and run defense have some in Oakland clamoring for changes to start at the top with Tom Cable.

Raiders DT Henderson could be out another month

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Raiders DT John Henderson, who has missed two games with a stress fracture in his right foot, could miss 2-5 additional weeks.

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Raiders WR Murphy becoming more reliable

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Louis Murphy is doing all he can to prove he should be Bruce Gradkowski's go-to guy.

Blanda 1970: The old man can play

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom looks back at George Blanda's remarkable 1970 season when, at age 43, the late Raider legend dramatically won or tied five games in a row with late-game heroics.

Four teams risk blackouts in Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Four NFL games could be blacked out on local television this Sunday as teams scramble to sell tickets before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raiders RB McFadden handling heavy workload

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Raiders' record fell to 1-2 on Sunday after PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal from 32 yards out in the final seconds, but one Raider continued his impressive early-season showing.

'The Grand Old Man,' Hall of Famer Blanda dies

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
One of the NFL's all-time greatest players, Hall of Famer George Blanda, has died at the age of 83.

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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