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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

Cable says Raiders will have quarterback competition

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable was asked about where things stand with his team's situation at starting quarterback during a press conference Sunday at the Combine.

NFL will not punish Cable

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. ET
Tom Cable will not be disciplined by the NFL after the league conducted an investigation into allegations that he commited acts of domestic violence against women and broke the jaw of former assistant coach Randy Hanson.

Raiders franchise DE Seymour

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
As had been rumored for some time, the Raiders on Wednesday put the franchise tag on DE Richard Seymour. The two sides have been discussing a long-term deal but if none results, Seymour would play the 2010 season at a ...

Hanson sues Cable, Raiders

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
Former Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson is suing head coach Tom Cable and the team, according to a report.

Raiders tag Seymour as expected

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
The Raiders want to get at least one more year out of Richard Seymour after having given up a 2011 first-round pick to acquire him, and that's why they used the franchise designation on him.

Report: Pendergast leaves Raiders' staff

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Just 11 days after being introduced as an assistant on the Raiders' staff, Clancy Pendergast is moving on.

Raiders WRs coach says Heyward-Bey made ‘great strides’

Posted Feb. 17, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
A Raiders assistant coach who watches WR Darrius Heyward-Bey closely said he saw the seventh overall pick in 2009 improve over the course of the season, despite totaling only nine catches for 124 yards and one touchdown.

Report: Raiders to lock up Janikowski

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
PK Sebastian Janikowski, who would have become an unrestricted free agent March 5, will sign a four-year, $16 million contract to stay with the Raiders.

Raiders hire Pendergast

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Former Chiefs defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast has joined the Raiders' coaching staff, the team announced Monday.

Cable says giving play-calling duties to Jackson the right move

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable declined to comment on his QB situation when PFW spoke with him at the Senior Bowl Jan. 27, but he was willing to discuss the team's decision to take play-calling duties away from him ...

Raiders hire Jackson as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 26, 2010 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have yet to say whether Tom Cable will still be their head coach for the 2010 season, but they did hire former Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson as their offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Bills', Raiders' problems start at top

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 5:13 a.m. ET
With the Raiders and Bills having finished another in a long string of losing seasons, NFL insiders point to the men at the top of each franchise — Al Davis and Ralph Wilson Jr. — as being most at fault for their ...

Report: Cable will stay with Raiders

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
ESPN reported late Saturday that the Raiders will retain head coach Tom Cable for another season, although the team maintains that no decision has been reached.

Raiders still say no decision on Cable

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
While reports indicate Tom Cable will be retained as Raiders' head coach, the team continues to indicate that no decision has been made concerning his future.

Raiders' Lechler wins award with superb season

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Sammy Baugh's 1940 record be damned — Shane Lechler outdid his contemporaries with another stellar season in 2009, earning him PFW's Golden Toe Trophy.

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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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