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Video: Matt Flynn gets another fresh start in Oakland

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Levi Damien from SB Nation Silver and Black Pride talks about the Raiders acquisition of Matt Flynn in a trade with the Seahawks and what it means for the Raiders.

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The big news today was the Raiders finalizing a trade to bring quarterback Matt Flynn to Oakland. In exchange the Raiders sent two future draft picks to Seattle -- a round 5 pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015.

In turn, Flynn gets another fresh start and a starter. He thought that fresh start was in Seattle last season but he ended up in a backup role once again as he was beat out by rookie Russell Wilson.

He had been a backup in Green Bay for the first four seasons of his career where Raider GM Reggie McKenzie was in the front office. Flynn comes to Oakland with McKenzie's glowing stamp of approval.

The Raiders replace Carson Palmer who the team is attempting to send to Arizona in a trade. If the trade falls through, they would likely just cut ties with him and his $13 million salary. Flynn is cheaper and younger and didn't cost them one of their precious draft picks this year.

Following the trade, Flynn restructured his contract and will make a guaranteed $6.5 million this season. He will compete for the starting job but his salary alone makes him the odds on favorite to be the starter.