The Raiders acquired Flynn, 28, via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he was supplanted in the starting lineup by Terrelle Pryor. When Pryor was ruled out for the team's Week 4 game, Flynn earned the start, but was unable to get the offense moving as the Raiders blew a 14-0 lead to the Washington Redskins.
A seventh-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Flynn earned interest around the league due to his appearances in relief of Aaron Rodgers during his time with the Green Bay Packers. After reaching free agency in 2012, Flynn signed a three-year deal worth $19.5 million with the Seattle Seahawks, but was beat out for the starting role by Russell Wilson.
The roster move from the Raiders came less than 24 hours after Pryor led the team to a 27-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers with 221 yards passing, two touchdowns, no interceptions and just five incompletions. Backing up Pryor will be undrafted rookie Matt McGloin.