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Seattle Seahawks to Trade Tyler’s Matt Flynn to Oakland Raiders

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Former Tyler Lee and LSU quarterback Matt Flynn is set to be traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders, according to a report on ESPN.com.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the two teams have agreed on a deal that would send the East Texas native to Oakland. The Raiders will give two draft picks — one in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015 — for Flynn.

Flynn proved he was set for a promising career while backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Seattle jumped on the chance last season when he was a free agent, signing Flynn to a contract. But, the Seahawks also drafted Russell Wilson, who beat out Flynn for the starting job and led Seattle to the NFC Championship game.

Flynn, who will make $5.25 million in base salary this season, looks set to become the starting quarterback for Oakland, as the Raiders are looking to finalize a deal to send quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals.

All our luck to Matt, who looks to finally be getting his chance in the show.

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