Oakland acquired Flynn in April from Seattle for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2015. The Raiders also reworked Flynn's contract to give him $6.5 million in guaranteed money this season.
But Flynn was beaten out for the starting job by Terrelle Pryor and fell to third string behind undrafted free agent Matt McGloin last week.
"It just didn't work," Coach
Flynn made two appearances for Oakland. He came in late in a loss at Denver on Sept. 23 after Pryor suffered a
After spending four years as the backup to
Seattle signed Flynn and paid him $8 million last season even though he was beaten out for the starting job by rookie Russell Wilson.
Minnesota's quarterback this weekend will be Matt Cassel or
If Ponder has healed from his
Beyond Sunday's game against Carolina, well, there's no guarantee for anyone.
The Vikings were finalizing Freeman's contract four days after the 25-year-old was cut by Tampa Bay. He didn't make it in time for practice but was scheduled to arrive later, and Freeman and General Manager Rick Spielman were scheduled to address reporters in an evening conference call.
This was the only definitive word from Frazier: There's not enough time for Freeman to learn the offense and play against the
Although Freeman agreed to a prorated $3-million deal for the rest of the season, the next three months will be a feeling-out process for both sides in advance of the free-agent market.
Receiver Steve Smith is still upset with the officiating in Carolina's 22-6 loss to the
Smith said that umpire Dan Ferrell was "the sorriest referee I've ever met" and added that
Ferrell "received a check that day and I hope he feels good, because he was terrible."
Smith acknowledged his comments would probably draw a fine from
Ferrell has been officiating NFL games since 2003 and Sunday was his 156th game, according to Pro Football Reference.
Smith was upset over several calls, including one in which he was flagged for offensive pass interference and another where he thought cornerback
Smith said Ferrell explained to him it wasn't enough to warrant a pass interference penalty.
"It was pass interference in Mexico, Europe, rugby — in pretty much every other sport but in Arizona," Smith said. "But then when I pushed off it was pass interference."
Smith also pointed to a play where he dived with the ball outstretched beyond the first-down marker but was ruled down before the yardstick. Coach
Houston quarterback Matt Schaub still has his starting job, Coach
Schaub had three passes intercepted in Houston's 34-3 loss to San Francisco on Sunday night that extended the team's losing streak to three games.
His first interception was returned for a touchdown, marking the fourth consecutive game that an opponent had taken one of his interceptions for a score.
Kubiak says he's worried about Schaub's confidence and is looking for ways to help him be successful again. Kubiak says he believes you have to give players a chance to play through their struggles.
Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley said he expects quarterback Blaine Gabbert to sit out Sunday's game at Denver because of a strained hamstring.
Bradley reiterated that he's planning to stick with Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, as the starter when he's healthy.
"Right now, that's what I think," Bradley said. "There are some crazy things that can happen, I guess. … We'll see how Blaine does this week with his injury. I know it's very important for him to get back, and he's going to do everything he can to get back."
Packers await word on
The Green Bay Packers are bracing themselves for being without four-time
Thad Lewis to start at quarterback for
Quarterback Thad Lewis is going from the practice squad to starter for the Buffalo Bills.
Coach Doug Marrone told Lewis to get ready to face the
"He just told me, `You're starting,' " Lewis said. "He gave me the nod, so I have to go out and do my best with it."
The scramble to find a starter began after
The Bills had only one other quarterback on their roster, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, who struggled in replacing Manuel on Thursday.
Lewis has spent the last six weeks with the Bills. He was acquired in a trade with Detroit in late August after Manuel was sidelined because of a left knee injury and veteran
Lions are looking into accusation directed at player
The Lions said they are investigating whether center
The team said the reports "are extremely inconsistent with the standard of behavior we expect from our players and from every member of our organization."
The band was at
NFL to meet with Indian tribe over
The NFL said it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.
A league spokesman said a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner.
The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue in Washington to coincide with the NFL owners' meetings taking place across town.