There were rumors last week, but now it looks official. This may affect not only the Raiders picking a QB before the Saints pick, but there are rumors of Carson Palmer going to Arizona. Does that mean they may pass on a QB too?
I honestly thought Geno Smith would be picked by the Raiders, and he still may be. But now we have to hope Philly, Buffalo, Arizona or the Jets really like Smith. It also seems like this makes Matt Barkley's drop past the Saints inevitable. Yahoo Sports NFL.com
The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have pulled the trigger on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Flynn to the Raiders in exchange for a pair of draft picks, reports Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the picks the Raiders have shipped to the Seahawks include picks in 2014 and a conditional draft choice in 2015.
The Raiders also are trying to finalize a deal with the Cardinals to send Carson Palmer to Arizona for a late-round draft pick, sources informed of the talks told Rapoport. Palmer is expected to restructure his contract in order to make the deal happen. No matter where Palmer lands, his brief career with the Raiders is over.
ETA: Palmer to 'zona
Quarterback Carson Palmer was traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday in a deal that includes the swap of 2013 draft picks and a conditional pick in 2014.
Palmer will help solidify a Cardinals quarterback position that has been in flux since Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season.
Quarterback Drew Stanton signed with Arizona last month, following new coach Bruce Arians after a season with the Indianapolis Colts. At the time of the signing, Arians said he was confident Stanton could handle the starting job, but it's expected Palmer now occupies the top spot.
On Monday, the Cardinals released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team the past three seasons.
This post was edited on 4/2 at 2:10 pm