Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday that the Raiders have "legitimate interest" in acquiring Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie worked for years in Green Bay, where Flynn toiled for the Packers behind starter Aaron Rodgers, so the 27-year-old passer is something of a known quantity in Oakland's front office.
Flynn also has been linked to Jacksonville, but a source told Silver that the Jaguars have "little inclination" to pursue him.
That leaves the Raiders in play to conceivably obtain Flynn for a mid-round draft pick, but the sticking point for Oakland is Flynn's heady $5.25 million base salary for 2013. Even if the Raiders wind up releasing Palmer, $9.34 million of his outrageous $13 million salary would count against the cap this year.
All this for Flynn, who landed in Seattle last offseason with two NFL starts under his belt, only to lose his presumed starting role to Russell Wilson. With the Raiders primed to draft a passer and give Terrelle Pryor a chance to compete, Oakland risks making an even greater -- and more expensive -- mess of their quarterback room.
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