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Quarterback would need to restructure contract; Palmer would seem headed out

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly on the verge of acquiring a new starting quarterback.

CBSSports.com reported Friday night that the Raiders are near completing a trade that would bring former Green Bay Packers passer Matt Flynn south from the Seattle Seahawks. Flynn, 28, signed a lucrative free agent deal to join the Seahawks a year ago.

NFL.com reports that the Seahawks would get a 2013 draft pick and a conditional 2014 selection if the Flynn trade is made. Flynn would also need to restructure his current contract with the Raiders.

While the Raiders refused comment on the report, the deal will allegedly be completed quite soon. It would almost certainly mean that Carson Palmer's time with the Raiders has come to an end. He would reportedly either be released or traded.

The Raiders were reported to have asked Palmer to take a $3 million cut in his 2013 salary, but had the quarterback refuse to do so.


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