Raiders appear close to adding Matt Flynn, cutting Carson Palmer
The “imminent” trade involving Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn appears to be with the Raiders, who would cut Carson Palmer once a deal gets done.
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.”
Assuming the deal gets completed, Palmer will become an unrestricted free agent, and the speculation will immediately begin that Arizona could be his next home.