Found April 01, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Now that the Oakland Raiders acquired Matt Flynn from the Seahawks, general manager Reggie McKenzie made it clear that he’ll have to compete for the Raiders’ starting quarterback spot. “I’ve known Matt Flynn since 2007 and scouted him before and after he entered the NFL,” McKenzie said, per Raiders.com. “Matt is a tough football player, and a talented quarterback. He will get the opportunity to compete to be a starter with the Raiders. I believe Matt has that potential, but I also know he hasn’t had enough experience. We’re going to let him compete and battle, and see what happens. We know Raider Nation wants a team that can compete for the playoffs year-in and year-out and we’re putting in the necessary work right now to make that happen. This is one of the many decisions in that process.” Unless the Raiders draft a quarterback later this month, it looks like Flynn will have to compete with Terrelle Pryor for Oakland’s starting job.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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