Oakland acquired Flynn in April from Seattle for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2015. The Raiders also reworked Flynn’s contract to give him $6.5 million in guaranteed money this season.
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The former Cardinal quarterback and No. 1 overall pick of the 1983 NFL draft will have his jersey retired during halftime of Stanford’s home game against Oregon on Nov. 7. Elway, now the executive vice president of the Denver Broncos, will join Ernie Nevers’ No. 1 and Jim Plunkett’s No. 16 as the only jerseys the school has enshrined.
Matt Flynn is the latest to give it a whirl as the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, taking over for Carson Palmer, and most observers minimize his chances for success. Part of that is because they’re not high on Flynn, and part is that they’re not high on the Raiders.
General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the move Tuesday, three days before the first training camp practice in Napa.
Colin Kaepernick obviously hasn’t learned from the mistake made by Chargers receiver Keenan Allen. And thus, about six weeks after the former Cal star wore a Raiders hat during a trip to In-N-Out Burger and then displayed it on social media, the 49ers quarterback was caught wearing a Dolphins hat at a Fourth of July party.
Vince Young’s comeback attempt seemed to be gaining momentum this spring following a pair of strong workouts with the Oakland Raiders and at University of Texas’ Pro Day.
The Oakland Raiders need help at a lot of positions on the roster, but there are plenty of prospects to be had in the 2013 NFL Draft to address many of those needs.
The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland’s seventh-round selection.