Raiders acquire, pay Flynn; McCoy to Niners

As had been reported by Peter King on Monday morning, the Raiders have acquired QB Matt Flynn from the Seahawks, in exchange for a 2014 fifth-rounder and a conditional 2015 pick. Unexpectedly, Oakland upped Flynn's 2013 compensation to a fully guaranteed $6.25M.

Also in line with what PK had reported, Oakland is nearing an agreement to send previous starting QB Carson Palmer to Arizona, despite Adam Schefter's suggestion this morning that such a trade would not occur. In anticipation of that move, the Cards have waived QB John Skelton.

If Flynn nails down the first-team gig, he'll be the Raiders' seventh primary QB since 2005, following in the dubious footsteps of Kerry Collins, Kevin Walter, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus The Hutt Russell, Jason Campbell, and Palmer.

In other QB news, Cleveland dealt Colt McCoy and a sixth-round pick to San Francisco in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round choices in the upcoming draft.

News

Kansas City released LB Andy Studebaker and retained LB Edgar Jones, while tackle Branden Albert was absent for the start of the team's offseason conditioning program.

Tennessee added Texans WR Kevin Walter and Bears G Chris Spencer; New Orleans added DE Kenyon Coleman and QB Luke McCown; Jacksonville cut DT C.J. Mosley; Tampa Bay added Bengals FB Brian Leonard; St. Louis retained lineman Chris WilliamsBaltimore special teamer Christian Thompson has been suspended four games for drug use.

RIP former Oilers coach Jack Pardee, best known around these parts as the losing coach for the Drive II.

Analysis

Greg Cosell says running backs have not been nearly as devalued as most say they have in recent years, and he discusses the year's offensive line prospects with Doug Farrar in their latest podcast.

Bucky Brooks thinks the addition of QB Kevin Kolb will help improve the Buffalo offense, but not enough for the team to reach the playoffs.

In reviewing the Titans roster, Andy Benoit says the team's chances will live and die on the arms and legs of Jake Locker; Khaled Elsayed reviews the 2008-10 drafts of the Falcons.

Like Joe Fortenbaugh and us before him, Bill Barnwell says Tony Romo's purported megadeal was all about timing and leverage, and he thinks Oakland is doomed even if Flynn fares well.

Tony Pauline goes over some prospects he thinks could sneak into the bottom half of the first round.

Gil Brandt lists prospects he thinks have helped their chances with their pro day performances.

PFW's Nolan Nawrocki has reprised his character assassination of Cam Newton with a similar takedown of WVU QB Geno Smith, and gee...what do those two players have in common?

Christmas Ape skips this week's MMQB takedown and even apologizes to PK, and oh, wait - April Fools'!

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