Carson Palmer | QB | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 4/14/2013 5:46pm et
The Arizona Cardinals likely will not take a quarterback in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and may not take a quarterback at any point during the draft because of the addition of QB Carson Palmer.
Huddle Up: The Cards can take a season to see what they have among second-year QB Ryan Lindley and relatively young and untested vets Brian Hoyer and Drew Stanton.
Posted: 4/2/2013 11:16pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is very happy about the trade that brought QB Carson Palmer to the team Tuesday, April 2. Palmer was immediately named the Cards' starter.
Huddle Up: You'd be grinning too if you were in Fitz's cleats coming off his least-productive season (71-798-4) since his rookie year of 2004.
Posted: 4/2/2013 2:28pm et
Updating previous reports, the Arizona Cardinals have completed a trade for QB Carson Palmer (Raiders). Terms of the trade were not officially disclosed, but Sports Illustrated reported that the Raiders will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in return.
Huddle Up: The Cards now have a new QB and RB (Rashard Mendenhall) to go along with new head coach Bruce Arians and Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer was unable to guide the Raiders to many wins (8) in his 1.5 seasons by the bay, but he did put up OK fantasy numbers (4,018 yards, 22 TDs) last year, and has a chance to improve on those in a better situation in Arizona, provided the Cards commit to fixing their turnstile of an offensive line.
Posted: 4/1/2013 1:18pm et
The Arizona Cardinals are working to finalize a trade for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer. They'd be giving up a late-round pick.
Huddle Up: You have to believe the Cardinals would require Palmer to restructure the $13 million deal Oakland wants to rid itself of. And if Arizona lands Palmer, the QB dominos would keep on falling with Brian Hoyer--whom the Cardinals have apparently been shopping for some time--or John Skelton the most likely to exit the desert.
Posted: 3/31/2013 1:43pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer is interested in joining the San Francisco 49ers if he is cut by his current team, a move that is expected soon. He would more than likely be the backup behind QB Colin Kaepernick if that were to happen, but it shows his desire to be on the roster of a contending team.
Huddle Up: NFC West rival Arizona reportedly would be interested in signing Palmer and letting him compete for its starting job, but if it's a true contender the QB seeks, then San Fran would the easy choice. However, a Kapernick-Palmer QB combo would be one of the mismatched duos in the league.
Posted: 3/31/2013 12:21am et
The Arizona Cardinals have looked into the possibility of trading for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer, but he would have to agree to restructure his contract for a deal to happen.
Huddle Up: Palmer has already indicated he won't rework his deal to stay in Oakland, but maybe he'll change his tune to team up with Bruce Arians in Arizona. The alternative would be to hit the streets and hope to sign on at a fraction of his current contract.
Posted: 3/28/2013 1:47pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer may prefer a backup role on a winning team over taking a pay cut with the team. He has also balked at the team's request to take a pay cut. The decision, according to three sources familiar with Palmer's mindset, is based on a sense that the Raiders' prospects for success in 2013 are so bleak that money is no longer the predominant factor in his thought process. There's an increasing sense both inside the organization and in Palmer's camp that a parting of the ways is imminent.
Huddle Up: Palmer's tenure in Cincy ended with animosity, and now it looks like his run in Oakland is well along the same path. It all adds up to a very iffy future for the 33-year-old QB if he parts ways with the Silver & Black.
Posted: 3/26/2013 12:57pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer likely will not consider accepting a restructured contract in order to stay with the team. The Raiders would have to decide whether to pay Palmer $13 million or release him.
Huddle Up: Believe it or not, the QB carousel looks as if it's gearing up for another go-round in Oakland, and if the Raiders release Palmer, third-year man Terrelle Pryor -- who has thrown all of 30 NFL passes -- would assume the No. 1 role and leave the team scouring the draft or the picked-over FA market once again.
Posted: 3/8/2013 11:49pm et
The Oakland Raiders may release QB Carson Palmer this offseason if he does not agree to take a pay cut. The Raiders could go with QB Terrelle Pryor and a quarterback they select in the draft.
Huddle Up: Sans Palmer the Oakland receivers would lose what little fantasy value they had; in fact, until Pryor demonstrates the ability to operate an NFL offense the entire Raider offense would have dubious fantasy value. The silver lining might be Darren McFadden seeing more room to run in a read option.
Posted: 2/23/2013 11:55am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's starting quarterback job; however, Palmer will begin the competition as the No. 1 guy. "Carson goes into the offseason as the starter, certainly," Allen said. "But we will see what happens." Palmer has a $13 million cap figure attached to him for 2013 and will likely restructure his contract at some point this offseason.
Huddle Up: The restructure should keep Palmer on the Raiders' roster, and unless Oakland wants to go full-on with the read option he should open the season at quarterback with Pryor as the backup. That's reasonably good news for the fantasy prospects of Oakland wideouts, as well as the fantasy prospects of opposing defensive backs and team defenses.
Posted: 2/10/2013 1:11pm et
The Oakland Raiders could look to sign a veteran wide receiver in the offseason that can be a dependable option for QB Carson Palmer in the passing game. The Raiders have not had a 1,000-yard wideout since 2005.
Huddle Up: There's no denying the Raiders have a need at the position after getting by with the likes of young, cookie-cutter wideouts Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, Rod Streater etc., but it's doubtful the team will have the necessary cap space to make a lure a big free-agent fish.
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:54pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer has a $13 million base salary for 2013, and league sources say there is no chance the team pays him that kind of money to stay. Palmer will have to decide how much money he is willing to walk away from to stay.
Huddle Up: Palmer would certainly find employment elsewhere in the league if he and the Raiders can't come to a financial agreement. The Raiders have to decide at what price point they can afford Palmer, and at what price point they turn the reins over to Terrelle Pryor.
Posted: 1/29/2013 1:17pm et
The Oakland Raiders could consider releasing QB Carson Palmer this offseason if he does not agree to restructure his contract.
Huddle Up: This sounds like a move the Raiders would make, throwing their QB situation to the wind yet again.
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:08pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's 2013 starting quarterback job, although Allen added he still believes Palmer is an effective starter. 'Carson Palmer did an outstanding job for us last year. We feel really good about Carson at the quarterback position moving forward. And obviously, we want to create competition at all levels of our team ... I feel good about Carson. Terrelle did some nice things in the final game of the season last year, and so it will be interesting to see how he does moving forward.'
Huddle Up: Could the Raiders be the next team aboard the Pistol/read option bandwagon if Pryor wins the job? Pryor, though, will first need to take some strides in regards to his passing ability before he can unseat Palmer.
Posted: 12/25/2012 1:47am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Carson Palmer (ribs, lung) will not play Week 17 because of broken ribs and a bruised lung he suffered in Week 16. Palmer had to spend a night in the hospital after suffering the injuries.
Huddle Up: Palmer's rib injury turned out to be rather serious, and Raiders' coach Dennis Allen said Monday the team will choose between Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor for starting honors Sunday against the Chargers.
Posted: 12/24/2012 9:54pm et
Although Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer appears likely to return to the team in 2013, it is anything but a certainty at this point.
Huddle Up: No one knows what to expect from the Silver & Black -- even for next week. All 3 Oakland QBs took snaps in Week 16, including Palmer, who started the game but left with a rib injury. The bottom line: Fantasy GMs want no part of the Raiders' passing game in the season finale.
Posted: 12/23/2012 4:19pm et
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer's (ribs) X-rays on his injured ribs came back negative but he did not return to the team's Week 16 game after leaving in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Palmer, who was splitting time with Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor in an untimely QB timeshare, was 3-for-3 for 31 yards prior to the injury. No matter who was playing QB, the Raiders failed to score a TD for the second straight week, meaning you don't want any part of the Oakland passing game in Week 17.
Posted: 12/4/2012 10:44pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer (thumb) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Despite an off game in Week 12 (146 yards, one TD), Palmer remains a viable fantasy starter having thrown for at least 312 yards and 2 TDs in 4 of his past 5 outings.
Posted: 11/24/2012 7:39pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer has targeted WR Denarius Moore 25 times in their past three games and completed only nine of those passes for 165 yards and one touchdown. In Week 11, Palmer was just 1-for-7 for nine yards throwing to his top wideout. Moore often will cut outside while Palmer is throwing inside; however, head coach Dennis Allen doesn't think their chemistry is getting worse. 'Obviously, there's been a couple situations where they haven't been exactly on the same page, but again, I feel like that's part of the process. We're continuing to work every day to make sure we are on the same page,' Allen said.
Huddle Up: With Week 12 upon us, this stuff shouldn't be happening. Before this current 3-game slump, Moore appeared to be well on his way to bigger and better things with a 3-game TD-catch streak, and now fantasy GMs are hoping Palmer and Moore can get their act together in time for the fantasy postseason.
Posted: 11/24/2012 12:17am et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer is likely to get a chilly reception in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, his first visit to the place he started for seven NFL season.
Huddle Up: Palmer is eager for the shot at his former team, which has allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. Palmer, meanwhile, has thrown for at least 312 yards in each of the past 3 weeks and has 8 TD passes over that span -- but also 6 interceptions.
Posted: 11/8/2012 2:22pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer defeated the Baltimore Ravens nine times in 13 career starts as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Although he has turned the ball over 10 times, Palmer has been one of fantasy's biggest surprises so far, currently ranking 9th among all QBs with 179 points (Huddle Performance scoring). That makes for an intriguing Week 10 matchup as he now faces a Ravens' defense which ranks as the league's 4th best in terms of fewest points allowed to opposing fantasy QBs.
Posted: 10/13/2012 12:38am et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer has completed only one of his 14 throws more than 20 yards downfield this season, throwing incompletions on his first 12 attempts.
Huddle Up: Truly the Raiders' deep passing game is a thing of the past. Palmer also doesn't have a good matchup this week with the Falcons ranking as the 10th-best team versus opposing fantasy QBs.
Posted: 8/28/2012 7:53pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer said he needs to build more chemistry with WRs Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot) before Week 1 arrives. Palmer has thrown four interceptions and no touchdowns this preseason. 'We need a ton of work together,' Palmer said Monday. 'You can never get enough work with a guy, even if he's played every rep and you've played every rep.' Both receivers have been injured and both aren't expected to practice this week or play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Between the banged-up wideout corps and Palmer's preseason struggles, the whole Oakland passing game is in need of work. Palmer's penchant for turnovers -- 17 in 10 games during the 2011 regular season and 4 interceptions in 3 games this preseason -- has been particularly troublesome. Palmer is regarded as a sleeper QB, but draft him with caution.
Posted: 6/16/2012 12:24pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he couldn't be anymore pleased with QB Carson Palmer after seeing him perform during offseason workouts. "He's been an outstanding leader," Allen said. "He's taken to the new system, has a good command of what we're asking him to do. He's coaching the young guys. You couldn't ask for anything better than what we're getting out of Carson right now."
Huddle Up: Palmer was effective, if erratic, after being thrown into the fire midway through last year. With a full offseason of work with the team he should be even more productive this time around. Given all the offensive weapons at his disposal, Palmer is an intriguing fantasy QB2 option with upside.
Posted: 6/7/2012 11:54pm et
The Oakland Raiders will send next year's second-round draft pick to the Cincinnati Bengals to complete the QB Carson Palmer trade.
Huddle Up: Cincinnati already got Oakland's first-round pick in this year's draft, which they turned into CB Dre Kirkpatrick at 17th overall. Palmer was on The Dan Patrick Show last month and said it was a great deal for both sides. "It was time to move on and it was time for them to move on," Palmer said. "And they're in a better place and I'm definitely in a better place."
Posted: 5/22/2012 11:00am et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer said he believes WR Denarius Moore will only get better in his second pro season; however, in order to do so, Palmer feels Moore must be more than just a deep receiving threat. "He's so explosive and can do so many things down the field, but for him to take that next step he needs to get more balls that aren't deep balls or big posts down the field for touchdowns," Palmer said. "He needs to catch slants and curls and digs and things like that. And the way things are lined up he's the guy. He's our 'X' receiver and I'm excited for him. I know he's excited about this year and he's got a lot to prove."
Huddle Up: The deep ball has always been a big part of the Raiders' offense, and Moore has that portion of the plan down pat. Being available for OTAs and having the opportunity to work with Palmer should help him improve the other aspects of his game, making Moore an intriguing fantasy wideout heading into 2012.