Carson Palmer to the Raiders

Carson Palmer to the Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders traded for Carson Palmer on Tuesday sending the Cincinnati Bengals a 2012 first round draft pick and a conditional draft pick in 2013. And not only is Palmer a member of the Raiders he’ll also start this Sunday when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs. For as risky as this is, for all they gave up for him they need to get him on the field to see what he can do. Though he is a veteran, going to a new team, new system, teammates and all I don’t think the transistion will be easy. Good thing is, the Raiders get a bye next week, so whatever goes awry during this game they’ll have two weeks to figure out where the learning curve is. Now judging the Bengals end of this trade… at worse they’ll get a first and a second round pick for a guy that was hell bent on not playing for them. Moreover, there’s no way Palmer can sabotage this deal. Even in his success there’s potential for the Bengals to get a higher pick. Great move by the Bengals, they got the most they could for him, let him stay home and didn’t allow this situation to become a distraction. Many people don’t credit Mike Brown for much, but for all we know today, it definitely looks like he got the best end of this deal.

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