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With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Posted on: October 17, 2011 5:13 pm
 
GarrardPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The options for the Raiders to solidify their quarterback position in the wake of losing Jason Campbell for the season with a broken collarbone is dwindling, but the Denver Post is reporting that another might have appeared quite quickly if the Broncos decide to trade Kyle Orton to Oakland.

It seems quite clear that Bengals owner Mike Brown is refusing to trade his former star Carson Palmer, and now, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer has the report that David Garrard -- who’s just been kind of hanging around after the Jaguars surprisingly cut him in the preseason -- needs immediate surgery on a herniated disk in his back.

But the Denver Post, via the Contra Costa Times, is reporting that an unnamed source has said the Broncos would be willing to trade Orton to the Raiders for a draft pick. Which makes sense if Denver is willing to go all-in with Tim Tebow (and at this point, why not?).

The news on Garrard is somewhat surprising, since we all kind of figured Garrard was just sitting back and waiting for the exact right offer to come to him.

Garrard supposedly could have gone to Miami after Chad Henne suffered a season-ending injury, but instead he declined, because as a Miami Herald source pointed out, “he simply didn't feel like playing right now. Garrard apparently talked to the team and showed no great desire to play. He is, according to this version of the story, quite content sitting out this season, spending time with his family, and hitting free agency next March.”

So, what now? Well, if Oakland could get Orton for a relatively cheap price, it probably should go for it. Even if it means the Raiders basically would be sitting out the 2012 draft.

But in order not to play Kyle Boller or Terrelle Pryor – or, for that matter, punter Shane Lechler – that might be worth it.

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Comments

Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:21 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

The Bengals are a suprise this season, but they would be foolish not to build on this early success and trade Palmer.Mike Brown needs to forget about his ego and invest in the best interests of the team. Holding on to a disgruntled employee is not one of them.




Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:15 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

How bout Donovan McNabb? Since the Raiders already traded away most their picks we'll settle for their #1.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:05 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Bengals opponents have a better combined record than Baltimore, and the same as Pittsburgh, but few doubt them.



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:48 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Not too hard to accomplish against teams like Indy, cleveland, and jacksonville for 3 of the 4 wins. They got beat by Denver.



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:29 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

The bengals are 4-2



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:16 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

If I'm Carson Palmer, I show up to practicein Cincy in the morning in boxers and flip flops, smoking a cigar.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:01 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

All Carson Palmer would have to do is report to the Bengals, they still have him inked for $12 million this year....  Do you really think they will pay him to sit the bench, and with Andy Dalton doing so well do you think they would bench him, they would either have to trade Palmer or release him....



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:58 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

the Bengals deserve to keep on sucking for years to come !



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:32 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Amen Tex!  McDaniels could screw up just about anything if he were given the full reigns.  The Rams did it the right way, give the young coach a little rope, but not enough to hang himself with.  My Broncos are a mess right now.  At this point, I guess trading for draft picks might be the way to go?  We're gonna suck for a while it looks like.  



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:32 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Since Chargers punter Mike Scifres got to kick field goals, Lechner figures he's one up and try to get in on the QB rotation? Nice.  So much for your guarantee to win the division Coach!


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