by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks appear to be on the cusp of a trade that would send backup QB Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for draft picks.
Ed Werder of ESPN.com first reported that trade talks involving Flynn had progressed and a deal was "imminent" although the team looking to acquire him wasn't clear. Multiple reports since indicated that the Raiders were the team looking to deal for Flynn.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported the two teams have agreed on draft pick compensation if a deal is completed. He added that Seattle has done everything they can to complete the deal, the rest remains on the Raiders and Flynn to take the final few steps to the finish line. Oakland is reportedly trying to restructure Flynn's deal as well.
Breer reported that the trade is for a pair of draft picks. One is expected to be a mid-round pick with one conditional pick as well. Which drafts those picks are apart of is still unclear at this point.
The Seahawks will save $3.25 million against the salary cap this season if the deal is completed. Flynn is currently scheduled to make $5.25 million this season with $2 million of his signing bonus also counting against the salary cap giving him a cap value of $7.25 million. Seattle would still have to absorb the remaining $4 million from his prorated signing bonus on this year's cap.