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Morning links: Flynn getting paid like presumptive starter in Oakland

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that according to a source with knowledge of the transaction, the Raiders have adjusted Matt Flynn’s contract to increase his guaranteed money from $2 million in 2013 to $6.5 million. So all of Flynn’s 2013 salary of $6.5 million is fully guaranteed.

So although Flynn will reportedly compete with Terrelle Pryor for the starting quarterback job, he’s getting paid like the starter in Oakland.

Per the report, the Raiders increased Flynn’s base salary from $5.25 million in 2013 and decreased his 2014 base salary by $1.25 million, from $6.25 million down to $5 million.

Jerry McDonald of The Oakland Tribune compares Flynn to another successful Raiders quarterback who led them to a Super Bowl – Rich Gannon.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports believes Carson Palmer is much better than Flynn – and it’s not even close. Once again I find myself disagreeing with Prisco.

Here’s my story on the Flynn trade.

KJR’s Ian Furness talks with Seahawks general manager John Schneider about the Flynn deal in this audio link.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that free agent defensive tackle Alan Branch is visiting Buffalo.

John Glennon of the Tennessean reports that the Titans have signed former Seahawk Chris Spencer.

Former NFL head coach and player Jack Pardee passed away on Monday. He was 76 years old.