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Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:02 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After Andy Dalton had a terrible first preseason game for the Bengals -- you might remember that Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden had a great back-handed compliment, saying “it wasn’t a total debacle” -- you had to wonder if the Bengals would put in a call to Carson Palmer.

The Carson Palmer Saga
But then Dalton redeemed himself a bit by playing better in a subsequent exhibition, and though it’s still clear that the Bengals offense will probably struggle this year, Bengals fans went back to hating Palmer for leaving the team.

But apparently the Bengals HAVE been talking to Palmer, as ESPN’s Bob Holtzman, via Rotoworld, reports Palmer traveled to Cincinnati in late July to talk with the team about possibly returning.

It’s interesting news considering owner Mike Brown said this in July: "I'm not expecting him to be back. Carson signed a contract, he made a commitment. He gave us his word. We relied on his word and his commitment. We expected him to perform here. If he is going to walk away from his commitment we aren’t going to reward him for doing it."

I still don’t think we’ll see Palmer on the field with the Bengals, but it’s fascinating that the possibility still exists. Or did as late as July.

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Comments

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

This is the Bengals number 1 problem....Yell



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

I for the life of me have no idea what the B-Gals plan to do with Carson. They gave him the keys to a '69 Buick & expected him to service it at the same time. Now the car's still in the garage with some kid expected to drive it home. WKRP in Cinncinati. Why anyone follows this team AMAZES me.



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

I am astounded!  NO practice facility! Ohio should just give up on them and support thr BrownsTongue out



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

He probably wants them to cut the thugs and actually build a practice facility.

That's right.  The Bungles are the only NFL team not to have a practice facility.  What a joke of a franchise huh?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer, Bengals met in late July

Carson Palmer has not retired. The Bengals are trying to put something together to appease Palmer, the fans and ownership. Why don't they trade him or cut him! The reason is that both sides relly want to work together. Palmer needs a much deserved break after leading the Bengals for so long. If the Bengals really thought that Palmer is not coming back then why didn't they get a veteran QB....oh wait..they have Bruce Gradkowski. But he has not done much. McNabb would have been a better choice.


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