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Matt Flynn traded to the Raiders for draft picks

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2012 Pre SeasonBy Clare Farnsworth 

SEATTLE –The Seahawks have finalized a trade that sends Matt Flynn to the Raiders for a pair of draft choices, it was announced Monday morning.

In exchange of the sixth-year quarterback, the Seahawks will receive a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft. Flynn was signed in free agency last year, but threw only nine passes in the regular season after rookie Russell Wilson won the starting job with strong efforts in training camp and impressive performances during the preseason.

Word of the possible trade surfaced on Friday, but no deal was reached over the weekend as the Raiders were exploring trade options for veteran starter Carson Palmer, who could end up with the Cardinals.

Trading Flynn, who started two games in his first four NFL seasons as Aaron Rodgers’ backup with the Packers, leaves the Seahawks with Wilson as the only quarterback on their roster.

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