Raiders release QB Matt Flynn

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have released quarterback Matt Flynn, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Sports Illustrated had earlier reported Flynn's release.

Matt Flynn was sacked seven times against the Redskins in Week 4, his only start this season for the Raiders after being acquired in a trade.

Flynn, 28, was acquired in an offseason trade from the Seattle Seahawks to be the team's starter and paid $6.5 million. He was recently demoted to third string after he struggled in his one start in replace of Terrelle Pryor, who sat out with a concussion.

Flynn had a rough go of it in his start against the Washington Redskins in Week 4, getting sacked seven times, fumbling twice and throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

He was demoted after the game and replaced by undrafted rookie Matthew McGloin as the backup. The Raiders are scheduled to work out veteran backups Pat White and David Carr on Tuesday, according to sources.

The Raiders (2-3) sent a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015 to the Seahawks in the trade for Flynn.

Pryor returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, throwing for two touchdown passes in the Raiders' 27-17 late-night victory.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN.com Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez contributed to this report. 


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