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Seahawks appear poised to move Flynn

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By Eric Edholm

If the right offer comes around, expect the Seahawks to be willing to part with backup QB Matt Flynn. Everything we’ve heard from around the league matches what GM John Schneider said on a radio show — that the team would have to field calls for Flynn if they came in.

Although the team has not spent a ton collectively on the QB position as a whole, with rookie starter Russell Wilson making only $660,000 in base salary, with Flynn’s $5.25 million base for 2013, that’s a lot to pay a backup.

Is there a team willing to trade something for Flynn? A handful of clubs offered him free-agent contracts a year ago, and there are some expected QB jobs to be open. With not every GM and head-coaching job filled, it’s difficult to compile a complete list of teams that might be interested.

But sources indicate that there should be a tepid market for Flynn’s services. If the Seahawks don’t ask for much in return or can find a way to pay some of his salary, there could be a trade to be made.

The only issue: Wilson and Flynn currently are the only QBs on the roster. The team had four in training camp a year ago and could bring back a familiar face or add new ones through the draft, free agency or trade. The Seahawks also could aim to match the skills of the backup more to those of Wilson.

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