Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Various reports have the Raiders are nearing a deal in which they would acquire Matt Flynn from the Seahawks. The Raiders were previously linked to Flynn, along with the Bills and Jaguars, earlier this week, as Carson Palmer continues to play hardball with regard to restructuring his contract. CBS Sports reports that after the Flynn trade, the Raiders would then trade Palmer to the Cardinals. But Adam Schefter says that would be a surprising move. Flynn, 27, signed a three-year deal with the Seahawks last year before Russell Wilson came in and took over Seattle. Flynn was drafted by the Packers and was part of the organization at the same time as Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. Flynn is due $5.25 million in base salary next season, which is considerably less than Palmer’s $13 million that the Raiders are hoping to bring down for cap relief. While swapping the two sounds totally neat from a financial standpoint for the Raiders, the cap hit that releasing Palmer entails would mean Oaklan...
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