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Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2011 5:03 pm
 
The Raiders could feature some combination of Palmer, Boller and Pryor Sunday against the Chiefs(AP)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

CBSSports.com's Clark Judge was in the minority a day ago, when he didn't believe that Carson Palmer would start immediately for the Raiders after almost a year on the couch and just a week of practice. "It just seems as if starting a quarterback who hasn't played in over nine months, has no history with your team or his teammates and isn't in football shape isn't such a smart idea," he wrote.

A day later, Judge looks pretty smart because as it turns out, Palmer might not be under center when Raiders host the Chiefs Sunday.

Palmer to the Raiders

"I'm 95 percent sure he is not going to play," a source close to the situation told ESPN's Adam Schefter Friday afternoon. "Practicing Wednesday and Thursday, he felt he's not ready to make those high-velocity throws yet. Maybe they could decide something at the last minute, but I don't think he's going to play."

According to the NFL Network's Steve Wyche, Kyle Boller will start instead of Palmer.

It was those "high-velocity throws" that most troubled Palmer's skeptics. The former first-overall pick had lost considerable arm strength since suffering an elbow injury during the 2008 season but as recently as Thursday, one Raiders beat reporter said that Palmer's "sideline throws arrive in a hurry, and with plenty of zip."

But as we mentioned at the time, any questions about arm strength will linger until Palmer has to make a stick throw under pressure during a game.

Raiders head coach Hue Jackson hinted during a Friday radio appearance that the game plan could feature multiple quarterbacks. And according to the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald, Kyle Boller, who replaced Jason Campbell last week, took first-team snaps to open Friday's practice.

McDonald added that "Jackson indicated he could reach a decision on whether Boller or Carson Palmer would start against the Chiefs on Friday, but that’s unlikely to happen in an open forum. He said he’d probably make the call while having his weekly 'Irish coffee' Friday evening. Chances are, that means the only people who find out are the CBS TV production crew on Saturday."

Perhaps giving more credence to the notion that more than one quarterback will play Sunday: rookie Terrelle Pryor has also taken first-team reps this week.


The Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Oakland Raiders this Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Which team has the advantage? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan joins Jason Horowitz to preview this AFC West matchup. Watch the game at 4:05 PM ET on CBS. Also: don't forget to check out the Pregame: Chiefs-Raiders edition.

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Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

'm a little confused here...why would you report Carson Palmer is going to start for the Raiders against the Chiefs this weekend, and then say he isn't on Friday? So, why all the hoopla...why not just wait and give us the stoty when we have all the facts, and not just half of them. I'm suprised the Raiders don't know anything about Palmer's arm strength, since his 2008 elbow injury with the Bengals...does any of this make sense to anyone. 

Why should it make any sense? The Raiders are a joke, I'm surprised they didn't bring back Jamarcus Russell.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I'm a little confused here...why would you report Carson Palmer is going to start for the Raiders against the Chiefs this weekend, and then say he isn't on Friday? So, why all the hoopla...why not just wait and give us the stoty when we have all the facts, and not just half of them. I'm suprised the Raiders don't know anything about Palmer's arm strength, since his 2008 elbow injury with the Bengals...does any of this make sense to anyone.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I'm still not sure why you give up 1st round draft picks for an older QB who doesn't have the arm strength to throw.  Isn't that kind of a given that your qb can throw?
He's 31.  That's just such an amazingly stupid comment.  Most QBs don't even get really good until around then.  They certainly have several more good years afterwards.  32-35 is probably a QB's prime.



Since: Nov 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

As your overrated Charger girls are losing to the Jets, you will see the new first place team in the division.  Oakland Raiders!  Since you cant beat us anymore should be a cakewalk to division title. 



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I'm still not sure why you give up 1st round draft picks for an older QB who doesn't have the arm strength to throw.  Isn't that kind of a given that your qb can throw?



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

not really likely given the skill levels of both teams.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

doesn't matter palmer or not the chiefs are still going to beat the raiders!


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