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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

Cardinals survive after Janikowski's miss

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field goal as the game ended to allow Arizona to escape with a 24-23 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday in the Cardinals' home opener, a game littered with mistakes on both sides from start ...

McFadden running with new sense of purpose

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
After two disappointing seasons in Oakland, former No. 4 overall draft choice Darren McFadden is picking up yardage after contact to a much greater extent than he had before, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders’ Gradkowski can extinguish controversies

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
He wasn't even allowed to compete for the job in training camp and the preseason, but, for a second straight season, the Raiders have turned to QB Bruce Gradkowski to be their starter.

Report: Gradkowski, not Campbell, to start for Raiders

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that the Raiders have named Bruce Gradkowski the team's starter for Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona, over Jason Campbell.

Cable not ready to announce Week Three starter at QB

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable is not ready to jump on the Monday bandwagon of announcing a QB change, but he said he has a good idea of who will start in Week Three.

McFadden finally showing he can be lead back

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
After entering the league with very high hopes and proceeding to disappoint for two consecutive seasons, Darren McFadden finally appears to have figured it out.

Gradkowski replaces Campbell, leads Raiders to comeback victory

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Bruce Gradkowski replaced an ineffective Jason Campbell after halftime and led the Raiders to three scoring drives and a 16-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the home opener on Sunday.

Raiders start second half with Gradkowski at QB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Raiders began the second half of their game against the Rams with backup QB Bruce Gradkowski under center.

Raiders want to involve McFadden more in passing game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
With TE Zach Miller getting extra attention from defenses, Oakland is trying to make RB Darren McFadden a bigger part of its passing game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders game blacked out

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders will be blacked out on local TV for an eighth consecutive game after failing to sell out the Oakland Coliseum.

Raiders OLT Henderson under scrutiny

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Heading into Mario Henderson's second season as the full-time starter at left tackle, the Raiders were hoping he would become a more consistent pass protector.

Raiders to sign OL Pears, waive WR Figurs

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Reports on Thursday indicated the Raiders will bring back OL Erik Pears and waive WR Yamon Figurs.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Big plays mask Raiders' improvement on defense

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
That Raiders-to-the-playoffs bandwagon was getting crowded heading into Week One, but some people are no doubt hopping off after Oakland was humbled by Tennessee on Sunday, 38-13.

Titans, CJ2K hammer Raiders 38-13

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Vince Young threw for two TDs and Javon Ringer had a TD, and the Tennessee Titans avoided any comparisons to last year's 0-6 start by routing the Oakland Raiders 38-13 ...

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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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