Report: Matt Flynn trade ‘appears imminent’

The Seahawks are close to trading backup quarterback Matt Flynn, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Where Flynn is going, however, remains a mystery.

While the Seahawks have maintained all along that they’re more than happy to keep Flynn in 2013, they have also made it known that they would listen to offers, and with Seattle spending quite a bit to add Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, trading Flynn makes sense from a financial standpoint.

Earlier this week, the word was that Jacksonville was the front-runner to land Flynn, but a couple different reports say the Jags decided to pass on Flynn. Oakland is another possibility if the Raiders decide to cut Carson Palmer, and Buffalo could be another landing spot that makes some sense.

If the Seahawks are able to move Flynn and replace him with a cheaper (rookie) backup, that will free up cap space they can roll into 2014, which could make a difference in re-signing some of the young players whose rookie contracts expire in the next couple years, players such as Kam Chancellor, who is a free agent after this season, and Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, who have two years left on their deals.

UPDATE

CBSsports.com’s Jason La Canfora is reporting that Flynn is indeed headed to Oakland. He also mentions former Bills backup Tyler Thigpen as a possible backup to Russell Wilson.

More in Sports

Seahawks lose 33-27 as defense wilts in the Tennessee heat

The Titans score 21 points in the third quarter against a gassed Seahawk defense

Much discussion went into ‘revolutionary’ pregame protest

The Seahawks stay in their locker room for the playing of the national anthem

Sherman and the Seahawks’ defense both melt down

Seattle’s standout cornerback is hit with three penalties on the same play

Mariners officially eliminated from the AL wild-card race

A 4-2 loss to the Indians assures Seattle will miss the playoffs for the 16th straight season

Silvertips bounce back, beat the Tri-City Americans 4-1

Tips give new head coach Dennis Williams his first WHL win a day after dropping their season opener

Grading the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans

Seattle’s offense and defense each played well … for a half.

REFLECTIONS: Luding, Silvertips respond in a big way

The Game Chalk this one up as a major confidence booster for… Continue reading

After slow start, Huskies roll past Colorado 37-10

Myles Gaskin rushes for 202 yards and two touchdowns as No. 7 Washington wins its Pac-12 opener.

Silvertips fall to Winterhawks 7-4 in season opener

U.S. Division-favorite Portland scores six goals in the second period to sink Everett.

Most Read