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Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders Trade About To Go Down

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Kansas City Chiefs fans can probably stop worrying about the Oakland Raiders drafting QB Geno Smith.

According to multiple reports, the Seattle Seahawks are about to send FLynn to the “Black Hole” to be the new QB of the Oakland Faiders Raiders.

From Pro Football Talk:

The Seahawks are deep in talks with Raiders on a Flynn trade, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The last holdup appears to be that the Raiders want to take one more shot at trying to convince Carson Palmer to take a pay cut and stick around on a revised contract.

But Palmer is reportedly dead set against taking less from the Raiders, so it will apparently be Flynn who’s leading the Silver and Black in 2013.

In fact, the Flynn deal is close enough to done that some of Flynn’s teammates in Seattle are already saying goodbye. Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin wrote on Twitter, “Wishing Flynn best in Oakland. Excited for his opportunity. Great QB, even better man.”

The Raiders continue to move on from the Al Davis era. It’s been and likely is going to continue to be, painful, but Oakland is doing the right thing cutting bad apples, bad contracts and bad players.

Palmer is still a decent QB in my opinion but I can see why the new regime kind of wants to start over.

I have no idea if Flynn will work out in Oakland but I am glad that this likely means that Geno Smith (who I think will be an NFL success) won’t land in the AFC West.

What do you think, Addicts? Is the Raiders trading for Flynn a smart play?

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