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Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:23 pm
 
C. Palmer wants out of Cincinnati quite badly, it appears (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It sounds like Bengals QB Carson Palmer is adamant about not returning to Cincinnati to play football. As in really, really adamant.

According to my buddy, Dennis Janson of WCPO, Palmer told a confidant that “I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again. … I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life."

So, that sounds like he’s serious, and he makes a good point. He has tons and tons of money – in 2005, he signed a six-year extension worth about $118 million – and after starting at QB for the Bengals for seven seasons, he’s probably determined that he just doesn’t need the aggravation anymore.

That’s not to say he wants to retire if he can play for another team. For a squad like the Cardinals – who brought us the trio of Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall last season – Palmer could be a useful player.

Normally, owner Mike Brown has a habit of saying, “Screw you,” (but in a nicer way) to players who demand things, like trades, to him. Chad Ochocinco knows what I’m talking about. But apparently, the Bengals think Palmer is serious.

And they’ll most likely want to get some kind of return on their investment, so they might very well listen to trade offers for Palmer.

By the way, I assume if Palmer is playing for another team that has to play a road game in Cincinnati, he will actually show up at Paul Brown Stadium on gameday. But, if he can get that written into a new contract, maybe not.

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Comments

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 4:26 am
 

Palmer to San Francisco?

Hey Palmer come back to California and play for the Niners. You told your former teammates from USC that your wife wants
 to move back to the Bay Area where shes from and you also told a L.A radio station that you wouldnt mind playing in
San Francisco. Cool




Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 3:17 am
 

"The CFL is a faster league than NFL"

OMFG!!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS!!! THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS GUY, THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE READ SO FAR THIS YEAR



Since: Jan 25, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 2:09 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Palmer is well past his prime (not exactly great at his prime) and is at best, a back-up. He has $80m in the bank and he is still healthy... time to move on with his life before he gets hurt again.




Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:45 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Please come to 49ers!!!!



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:41 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Ahhh,  It sucks that it's come to this for Palmer and the Bengals. I'm not a Bengals fan but I live in Ohio and I always hope they do well but this is all about Mike Brown and should be an embarassment to him and an eye opener for him and the way he runs this team. Good for Palmer for saving his cash like he has.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:37 am
 

Hold Out

palmer should walk out and not play like the players on the pistons.  The bengals will have to trade him to the team he wants, where he can get a lot more money. 



Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:25 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Haha Carson would never make it in the CFL he's too injury prone and immobile. CFL is a faster league then NFL. I would like to see Tavaris Jackson in CFL though so Carson go to Vikings.
And if you see ask why we are faster... its better if you ask Culpepper or Ricky who couldnt keep up.
And thats why Wake is a star in the NFL, built his speed up here and gained muscle for NFL.



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:22 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Am I just being Canadian when I ask why are you mad at the owner?

Take off eh.  I dont think Carson will be playing in the CFL soon, but hey Jordan Palmer might!  Keep your head up!



Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:12 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Are you listening, Vikings?



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:11 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Welcome to Washington, DC.
Please join the Redskins.
We'll trade Daniel Snyder for you.


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