The Seahawks just announced the Matt Flynn-to-Oakland trade, and what they got most of all was cap relief.
The team announced that they’ll receive a 2014 fifth-round pick and a conditional pick in 2015 in exchange for their backup quarterback. So, nothing this year other than Flynn’s $5.25 million salary off the books.
For the Raiders, getting Flynn in for what amounts to nothing this year helps, as they had a depleted stash of picks.
The Raiders lack their own second-rounder and fifth-rounder from previous trades with the Bengals and Seahawks for Carson Palmer and Aaron Curry, respectively.