Raiders demote QB Matt Flynn to 3rd string

QB Matt Flynn was demoted by the Raiders to third-string duties. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY)

QB Matt Flynn was demoted by the Raiders to third-string duties. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:27 PM ET

Out like Flynn.

The Oakland Raiders have become the second quarterback-desperate team in two years to give up on Matt Flynn.

The Raiders on Wednesday demoted the once-promising Green Bay Packers backup to third string, behind starter Terrelle Pryor and even behind undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. Eesh.

Flynn started last Sunday against the Redskins in place of the injured Pryor and was abysmal. Flynn was unable to lead the Raiders offence to any points over the last three quarters against Washington's league-worst pass defence, in a 24-14 loss.

The Raiders acquired Flynn in the off-season from Seattle, with the intention of making him their starter. But he struggled in the preseason and Pryor supplanted him by late August.

That's pretty much what happened last year in Seattle. The Seahawks signed the then-free agent Flynn to a three-year, $19.5-million contract last March. But rookie phenom Russell Wilson beat him out in training camp.


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