Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Oct. 7, 2013
Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter has reported that the Raiders have cut ties with quarterback Matt Flynn, just one day after starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor put on his best performance, arguably.
BREAKING: The Raiders have released QB Matt Flynn, according g to source.
— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) October 7, 2013
The Raiders traded a 2014 fifth-round draft selection to the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason for Flynn and promptly named him the starting quarterback, but things didn't work out that way.
Just as he saw happen to him the previous year with Russell Wilson in Seattle, Flynn watched the more mobile Terrelle Pryor explode on to the scene and provide a spark to the Raiders offense, ultimately winning the starting job heading into week one.
Flynn did get to start week four for the Raiders against the Washington Redskins as Pryor was still out with concussion symptoms from the week before. Flynn was unable to move the ball consistently and finished 21/32 for 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception, to go along with seven sacks and three fumbles.
Flynn was demoted to third-string quarterback the next day, with undrafted rookie Matt McGloin moving up to second-string. Flynn was brought in as general manager Reggie McKenzie's "guy" from Green Bay, but it appears the second-year GM is ready to move forward in his plans without him.
Flynn is the second quarterback that McKenzie has released after spending a mid-round draft pick on. McKenzie also released rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson after selecting him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft. Wilson is currently on the Raiders practice squad.
The Raiders are reportedly bringing in David Carr and Pat White for workouts.