In AFC West news, the Oakland Raiders have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer. This news comes courtesy of Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.
Jason Campbell broke his collar bone in week 6, and the Raiders were in desperate need of an experienced quarterback. That’s why they traded away a first round pick in the 2012 draft and a conditional first round pick in the 2013 draft to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Palmer has not taken a snap for the Bengals this season because he wants to be traded.He threatened the team with retirement if they did not trade him.Palmer, however, still believes that he has some goof football left in him. He’s been working out former NFL QB Ken O’Brien.
The Raiders also looked into trading for Eagles’ backup Vince Young. However, Hue Jackson wanted to be reunited with Palmer. Jackson was the Bengals wide receivers coach early in Palmer’s career.
This takes away virtually any possibility that Kyle Orton will be traded by today’s 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline.