Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Oct. 7, 2013
The Raiders have officially announced that they have released quarterback Matt Flynn Monday after news surfaced earlier in the day
In addition to the release of Flynn, the Raiders also announced two additional roster moves: waiving offensive lineman Jack Cornell and activating wide receiver Andre Holmes to the active roster.
Cornell was signed off of the practice squad last week in an effort to provide some depth to an ailing offensive line that found itself without right tackle Tony Pashos.
Holmes is coming off of a league-mandated four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver showed the ability to go deep and make difficult plays during training camp and preseason. His addition will give the Raiders another wide receiver with big-play capabilities and a target with size that is difficult to cover. Holmes hauled in seven receptions for 86 yards in the Raiders' four preseason games.
Holmes went to college with left tackle Jared Veldheer at Hillsdale before signing with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent originally. He recorded two receptions for 11 yards with the Cowboys last season and was claimed off of waivers (New England) by the Raiders in May.