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Matt Flynn reportedly off Jacksonville Jaguars' radar

While the Oakland Raiders reportedly have "legitimate interest" in acquiring Matt Flynn, the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have cooled on the prospect of trading for the Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback.

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The Jaguars have been connected to Flynn, in large part, because new coach Gus Bradley saw the quarterback up close and personal as the Seahawks' defensive coordinator last season.

One source told The Florida Times-Union on Thursday that Bradley and the Jaguars performed their "due diligence" on Flynn but have "ultimately decided not to pursue a trade" with the Seahawks.

The Times-Union report bolsters Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver's inside information that the Jaguars have "little inclination" to pursue Flynn.

Committed to building through the draft, rather than freely spending on mediocre veterans, new Jaguars general manager David Caldwell appears poised to make good on his pledge to build around Blaine Gabbert.


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It's an ominous sign for Flynn's future as a viable starter that Bradley is reluctant to make a push for him after the two shared a season in Seattle. The same could be said for Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who didn't pull the trigger on Flynn last offseason after tutoring the quarterback with the Green Bay Packers.

Flynn does seem to have one booster in Raiders general Reggie McKenzie, who was director of football operations when the quarterback originally was drafted by Green Bay.

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