The Oakland Raiders have released backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Oakland gave up two draft picks to acquire Flynn from Seattle in the offseason and then signed him to a contract with $6.5 million in guaranteed money. However, Flynn disappointed throughout his short tenure in Oakland, losing the starting job to Terrelle Pryor in training camp and then falling to third on the depth chart behind Matt McGloin last week. (SI.com)
FF Today's Take:Flynn launched himself into instant fame in the final game of the 2011-12 season for the Packers after throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns, but has essentially had the misfortune of keeping the seat warm for two underappreciated quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Pryor. To be fair, he was awful in his only real action as a Raider in Week 4. It is possible he could be headed back to Green Bay to serve as Aaron Rodgers' backup again.