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March 27, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Raiders, Jags and Bills mentioned as suitors for Matt Flynn

March 19, 2013
Trade market for Matt Flynn might be drying up
By Danny O’Neil | The Seattle Times

March 27, 2013
Trade market for Matt Flynn may be heating up
By Jason LaCanfora | CBS Sports

What a difference a week makes, huh?

A week ago there wasn’t so much as a whisper that a team out there was willing to give up what it took to acquire Matt Flynn from Seattle. Now comes word from CBS Sports that three teams are pursuing him. Interesting.

The three teams are what can now be considered the usual suspects: Jags, Raiders and Bills. Only the Jets are missing from the teams considered potential suitors when free agency opened.

Jacksonville remains the most likely destination should the Jags decide to pull the trigger. The window for something to happen will remain open until the draft, and after that, it becomes decidedly less likely.

Oakland is a team to keep an eye on. Carson Palmer is scheduled to make a salary of $13 million, and the Raiders have asked him to renegotiate that. There was a report earlier this week that he’s unlikely to do that. If he’s released Terrelle Pryor is the other quarterback on the roster with rumors Oakland might also be interested in Vince Young, who worked out at Texas’ Pro Day earlier this week.

The Raiders would surely be interested in Flynn. Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie worked in Green Bay when Flynn was there so there’s a connection. The question is one of compensation. McKenzie inherited a team that had mortgaged its future in terms of the number of draft choices it traded for players like Palmer, selecting Pryor and Aaron Curry. Yes, that Curry.

Would the Raiders be willing to switch second-round picks with the Seahawks? Because that might be enough for Seattle in terms of compensation.

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