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Official: QB Matt Flynn traded to Raiders

The Seattle Seahawks officially announced that reserve quarterback Matt Flynn has been traded to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft.

With Flynn now headed to Oakland, the Seahawks only have one quarterback on the roster, starter Russell Wilson.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider discussed the possibilities his team will explore to add depth to that position on an appearance with wife Traci on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning.

The couple talked about their annual charity event to raise money for autism.

John and Traci Schneider’s son Ben has been diagnosed with autism, and they are working to create more awareness about the condition.

“There’s different avenues we can go,” Schneider said. “Obviously we have a plan in place, but it is contingent on who that player is. There’s veterans who are available now – and there are some talent guys out there. But there’s also some guys in the draft that we think are pretty interesting.

“We have a plan, and we’re going to take it as it comes. We’re not going to force anything. And we’re not going to get into a situation where we have our hands tied.”

Matt Leinart and Tyler Thigpen have emerged as possibilities Seattle could seek in free agency. Florida State's E.J. Manuel and Arizona's Matt Scott are possible fits Seattle could pursue in the draft.

Seattle showed interest in Leinart in 2011 when they ultimately settled on signing Tarvaris Jackson in free agency.

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