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D.J. Hayden

Raiders ready to give Matt Flynn his 'rare' moment

Raiders ready to give Matt Flynn his 'rare' moment

NAPA, Calif., — For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start. Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected Wisconsin's Russell Wilson in the third round of last year's draft, and the rookie phenom wound up claiming the starting job, making Flynn expendable. Fast-forward a year, and Flynn again has a chance to be an NFL starter, now with the rebuilding Oakland Raiders. They acquired him in April for a couple of late-round draft picks. "I've been given a second opportunity to come in and earn a starting job," Flynn said...