Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports reports that according to a source, the Oakland Raiders have legitimate interest in trading for Matt Flynn, confirming an earlier report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
However, Silver says that according to another source Jacksonville is not interested in acquiring Flynn, contrary to La Canfora’s report.
Silver also writes that Carson Palmer likely prefers taking less money to be a backup on a winning team than staying in Oakland as the starter. Silver reports that Palmer turned down an offer to take a $3 million pay cut from the $13 million he was due to earn with the Raiders in 2013.
Palmer’s likely departure is one reason that Oakland might have interest in Flynn.
ESPN’s John Clayton isn’t buying the Flynn trade talk.
NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus expects his client, Miami free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, to sign with the Seahawks in the next few days, according to his conversation with Joe Rose of WQAM in Miami. Rosenhaus: “I think there’s a pretty good chance that he’s going to sign with the Seattle Seahawks here in the next couple days.” If true, this move likely eliminates the possibility of Alan Branch returning in free agency.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Seahawks have $6.8 million in cap space, 17th-most in the league.
ESPN’s Mike Sando provides a list of all the cap charges for every quarterback room in the NFL. The Seahawks are No. 20 at $7.9 million.
Seahawks offensive lineman John Moffitt is wearing a kilt to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.