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Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Posted on: July 15, 2011 5:55 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 7:34 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

We're about to have football for the first time in some four months. And once a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, things will move at a blistering pace, starting with free agency.

For quarterback Carson Palmer that means making a decision on his future even though he's still under contract with the Bengals. He threatened to retire earlier this offseason and hasn't shown signs of changing his mind. The problem: Cincy owner Mike Brown, known as much for his willfulness as his frugality, has no plans to trade Palmer. Which means that the two are at an impasse.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer spotted Palmer at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course driving range in advance of the American Century Championship celebrity event, and asked him about his current situation with the Bengals.

Palmer had no comment and told Reedy he is "laying low" until the lockout is resolved.

Part of us wonders if the four months away from the NFL grind (which is no doubt exacerbated by playing in Cincy where the circus is in town every day) has softened Palmer's stance on retirement. With the NFL season not yet officially underway there's no reason to announce now that he'll return to the Bengals, but he's just 31 years old. It's not like he's hobbled by injuries or old age, and presumably he's as competitive as he was when Cincinnati selected him first overall in the 2003 draft.

It's hard to imagine that any player in their prime would bench themselves for an entire season; plenty of them say it but very few actually go through with it.

For now, Palmer's in Tahoe participating in a celebrity golf tournament. And while we'll have to wait to see what happens in the coming days and weeks, this much is certain: Dhani Jones, under no circumstances, wants to see Carson's brother Jordan Palmer under center for the Bengals. Even though, you know, there's no guarantee Cincy will re-sign Jones who, according to one list (feel free to guess which one), is one of the ten best linebackers in the NFL.

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 6:07 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Palmer should have shown as much gumption as a player by not putting up with the stuff from TO and Chad in recent years and just maybe this team wouldn't be like it is today.  Surre, Mike Brown is an idiot and terrible owner, but Palmer kept his mouth shut while those WRs ran roughshod over him and he needed to show some leadership when the club needed it most but he chose to be quiet.  Like it or not, the QB IS the leader of the club and he MUST be vocal about issues on the field.

Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:40 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Carson, stick to your guns. You said you'd never set foot in PBS again. I'm a season ticket holder who
did not renew this year. I am following your lead. Mike Brown has taken his last penny from me. Don't go back. Things will never change. I know. Loyal season ticket holder since 1988. Some might call me an idiot. They wouldn't be wrong.

little ceasars
Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2011 4:53 pm
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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2011 4:04 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

I suppose the reason for him not being traded is because a lot of players on the Bengals want out as well. Chad is also one of them. Chad has been one of them guys since 2007. LOL! I think Palmer's best fit would be at Seattle with his former coach. I don't see him winning much of anything if he does go elsewhere. I'm talking about of course playoff success which he has yet to have.

I think a team could "wow" Bengals owner with an offer which would probably be what it would take to get him out. I don't think he will be traded o.

little ceasars
Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:52 pm
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Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:36 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Problem is noone wants him because he is washed up.  He had what a couple good years?

Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:35 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Serphnx, with that comment, you clearly show how idiotic of a person you are.  A contract is an agreement that is binding to both parties.  why does Palmer not initiate a deal where he will pay back half or more of that signing bonus he received? 

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 12:53 pm

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

Maybe Mike Brown should read what Jake Plummer did years ago, if he doesnt want to play there then he wont, Plummer retired cause he didnt want to be traded to the Bucs, Brown is an ignorant moron...

Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2011 11:19 am

Carson Palmer 'laying low,' no word on future

First of all hes way over rated,secondly he has already been given a boatload of money and has always choked in big games.

He wont be missed,as a matter of fact most bengal fans have already moved on.

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 7:25 am

Trade or else

palmer's sick of playing for hapless bengals and wants a team that has a chance for the super bowl---they better trade him quick to get somethign in return or give him a boatload more money.

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