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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carson Palmer’s arm strength was a major liability or NFL career.

Carson Palmer is an American professional football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bengals first overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played collegiate at the University of Southern California and won the Heist man Trophy in 2002. He has been selected to two Pro Bowls. He was born December 27, 1979

Quarterback Carson Palmer has been traded to the Oakland Raiders after a standout career with the Bengals. Palmer is entering his ninth season in 2011 after being the top overall pick by the Bengals in 2003.

The conditional pick in 2013 that the Bengals acquired in Tuesday's Carson Palmer trade will be a first-rounder if the Raiders win one playoff game.
If the Raiders don't get a playoff win, the 2013 pick will be a second-rounder. They get the 2012 first-round pick regardless. Either way, it's an exceedingly high price tag for a quarterback that was a shell of the Pro Bowl player he once was when last seen on the field. In 2010, Palmer threw 26 touchdowns against 20 interceptions and his arm strength was a major liability.
The above screen grab of Carson Palmer’s fantasy football profile was sent in by a reader due to some alarming contradictions that fall within centimeters of one another.
The Raiders are interested in trading for Carson Palmer to fill their quarterback vacancy and have approached the Cincinnati Bengals about the signal caller.
The Raiders lost quarterback Jason Campbell, likely for the season, with a broken collarbone on Sunday against the Browns.
Highlights of Carson Palmer's Bengals career
April 26, 2003: Bengals take Carson Palmer with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Palmer, the Heist man Trophy at the University of Southern California, does not play in a regular-season game as a rookie.
Jan. 2, 2011: A season that began with great optimism amid the addition of receiver Terrell Owens ends with a 13-7 loss at Baltimore in what turns out to be Palmer’s final game as a Bengal. He throws for 305 yards and a touchdown, but has two interceptions and a costly fumble.
Jan. 24, 2011: Bengals president Mike Brown confirms that Palmer has asked for a trade, adding he told Palmer’s representatives the Bengals intend to keep him.
May 16, 2011: Palmer’s Indian Hill home goes under contract to be sold.
July 26, 2011: With the NFL lockout over, Brown makes his strongest comments regarding the team’s intention to keep Palmer: “Carson signed a contract; he made a commitment . . . If he is going to walk away from his commitment, we aren’t going to reward him for doing it.”
Sept. 1, 2011: With both sides still at a stalemate, it is revealed the Bengals reached out to Palmer and/or his representatives twice, once shortly after the lockout ended and once the previous week. No resolution is reached.
Oct. 18, 2011: the Bengals reach agreement to send Palmer to the Oakland Raiders for two drafts picks, reportedly a first-rounder in 2012 and a second-rounder that could become a first in 2013.

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