Tag:Jordan Palmer
Posted on: May 16, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Palmer's Cincinnati home under contract

This is C. Palmer's $2.1 million home (Special).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you were thinking of trying to pony up the $2.1 million that Bengals QB (soon to be former Bengals QB) Carson Palmer wanted for his Cincinnati-area home, you can stop searching the couch cushions for loose change.

According to the Comey & Shepard Realtors web site (via the Cincinnati Enquirer), Palmer’s house is under contract.

I guess that means, if for some reason, Palmer returns to the Bengals (though he’s definitively on record as saying he’d rather retire than step foot into Paul Brown Stadium again), he’s probably going to have to rent a one-bedroom basement apartment. I hope he can spare the $600 a month.

And if not, there’s another Cincinnati QB named Jordan Palmer who would probably let him stay in his basement for a small fee.

Photo courtesy of Comey & Shepard Realtors.

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Posted on: April 29, 2011 6:33 pm
Edited on: April 29, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Bengals officially say goodbye to Carson Palmer

Posted by Josh Katzowitz


 NEW YORK – Looks like the Bengals are content to say goodbye to QB Carson Palmer. Officially.

With its second-round pick (No. 35 overall) in the NFL draft, Cincinnati picked Texas Christian’s Andy Dalton – apparently its next quarterback of the future.

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Palmer, as you know, has said he’ll retire rather than play for the Bengals, and in lieu of trying to get any compensation for him, they’re probably content to just let Palmer go and welcome Dalton into the fold.

The quandary here, of course, is what they’ll do with Dalton. When Cincinnati chose Carson Palmer at No. 1 in 2003, coaches put him behind Jon Kitna on the depth chart where he could learn for a year. It makes sense that the Bengals might have to get a free agent QB (maybe Marc Bulger?) in order to help ease Dalton’s transition.

Because Jordan Palmer – Cincinnati’s current No. 1 QB – probably isn’t the guy to do it.

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Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:53 am
Edited on: March 31, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Bengals not interested in Mallett with No. 4 pick

Posted by Clark Judge

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of those teams that could use a quarterback, and one is coming to their neighborhood soon. That would be Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, who is scheduled to meet with members of the Bengals' staff Thursday evening and Friday.

Cincinnati has the fourth pick of the draft, and Mallett will not be that choice. But there's a chance the club could be interested if he's still there at the top of the second round, which he could be, which means the Bengals better do their homework on him -- provided, of course, they're interested.

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They could be. Mallett has an abundance of talent, and the Bengals have a need at the position. But there are concerns about the guy -- beginning with a "punk persona" that can alienate people -- that could push him down draft boards. Given the Bengals' history of assuming players who are character risks, I assume their board won't be affected by Mallett's behavior.

Which means it comes down to the talent, and he has it. Plus, as I mentioned, there could be -- no, should be -- an opening. The Bengals have a starting quarterback in Carson Palmer, but he notified the team he won't play for it again. That would leave Carson's brother, Jordan, or Dan LeFevour as the team's starter if Palmer stands by his promise and the club doesn't draft another quarterback.

But it will draft another quarterback. Too many people within the organization believe Palmer isn't bluffing. The club may not deal him, but it must start preparing for the day he's not there -- and that sure looks as if it's sooner, rather than later.

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Posted on: March 2, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Hot Routes 3.2.11: Gary Wichard got served

Posted by Will Brinson



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  • The North Carolina Secretary of State's office sent a search warrant to Bank of America demanding a pile of financial records relating to suspended NFL agent Gary Wichard's financial activity from January 2009 on. This is important to the NFL, because it could -- conceivably -- open up a can of worms with relation to other players, other coaches and pay-for-play accusations. It's way more important to the NCAA side of things, however, because Elaine Marshall's office is currently investigating the big pile of dirty things that happened on Chapel Hill's campus. Of course, Marvin Austin, the guy at the center of this warrant, is about to be an NFL'er, so there's that too.
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Could Carson Palmer be worth a first-rounder?

Posted by Will Brinson

Carson Palmer demanded a trade a few days ago. He did it behind the scenes, but the Bengals made things public by telling people they'd denied the quarterback's request.

However, would the Bengals trade him if they could get a first-rounder in return? You'd think the answer would be "YES!!!!" Of course, you'd think that the possibility of swapping a team's first for Palmer wouldn't exist. But Bengals.com quotes an anonymous GM who says that a "playoff-ready" team could net a first-rounder for Cincy.

"I don't think his skills have declined. I think he's got everything you want," The GM said. "But for whatever reason, I don't think he's ever put it all together and from what I can tell, they've tried to surround him with good players."

A quick glance at the standings shows the following teams could classify: the Titans, the Dolphins, the Redskins, the Vikings, the Seahawks and the 49ers.

Yes, some of those teams are a stretch, but the more you look at it, perhaps the more it makes sense. Is Palmer worth the equivalent of a first-rounder? No, definitely not. He's older, he appears to have lost arm strength and he's already threatening retirement.

But there are a group of teams -- most notably the Washington, Minnesota and Seattle -- who might qualify as teams legitimately interested in overpaying for the possibility of winning now.

Minnesota needs a replacement for Brett Favre who can keep the team afloat before the roster gets so old that competing isn't an option, Seattle has Pete Carroll who will trade for ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE (oh, and he coached Palmer at USC) and the Redskins are the Redskins.

So, in short, no, Carson Palmer is not worth a first-rounder, but yes, there is always a chance that some team can net that pick in exchange for the beleaguered Bengals quarterback.

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Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:50 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Report: Palmer wants trade or will retire

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Bengals QB Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati and, if he’s not dealt, he could retire from football.

Palmer is coming off a tough year – though his statistics (61.8 completion percentage, 3,970 yards, 26 TDs and 20 INTs) aren’t that terrible – and despite the organization’s attempts to surround him with receiving weapons, it appears he’s already on the downside of his career.

But, like I wrote earlier, it doesn’t appear the Bengals, coming off a 4-12 season, feel the need to make improvements.

That might have something to do with Palmer’s desire to leave, although he has four years and $50 million of base salary left on his contract (how bad must Palmer want to go if he’s going to leave THAT much money on the table?).

And what will Cincinnati do without Palmer if he’s dealt or retires, considering backup QB Jordan Palmer – Carson’s brother – is not a starting NFL quarterback? Well, the Bengals have the No. 4 pick in the Draft, so they could take a QB there, or they could grab a veteran free agent like Marc Bulger for a short-term solution.

But losing Palmer is a big deal, and no matter how mediocre he’s been the past two season, this is bad news for the Bengals.

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Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:12 am
 

Top Ten With a Twist: 2007 Drafted QBs

JaMarcus Russell, the first pick taken in the 2007 NFL Draft, is one of the bustiest draft picks in league history (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

I saw an interesting tweet from @PScrags a few weeks ago, and it went like this: “FACT: Of the 10 quarterbacks drafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, not ONE is a current starting NFL quarterback.”

That perked my ears, and I thought I’d check out that particular Draft and see what happened to that non-illustrious 10 (in doing my own painstaking research, I discovered there actually were 11 QBs taken that year). As of today, PScrags' statement isn’t exactly true, though it could be soon, assuming Michael Vick retains his starting spot for the Eagles.

Carolina's Matt Moore, it should be noted, was an undrafted free agent that year, and now he’s back to being a starter after Jimmy Clausen showed he’s clearly not ready to play in the NFL. But Moore wasn't drafted anyway, so we're not including him.

1st Round

No. 1. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders: Well, we all know what happened to him, don’t we? The only question now is this: how many of us were introduced to Purple Drank because of Russell? A fair number, I suppose. Therefore, a toast to Russell. A toast of Purple Drank.

No. 22. Brady Quinn, Browns: Remember how amazed we were by how far Quinn had fallen in the Draft and how long he had to sit in the green room? Remember how some people thought he could be a No. 1 overall pick? Jeez, how crazy are some mock drafters anyway? He’s now, depending on the day, either the second- or third-string QB in Denver.

2nd round

No. 36. Kevin Kolb, Eagles: Well, he was the starter at the season’s beginning. Before the concussion and before Michael Vick transformed himself into one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. When Vick returns, he likely will knock Kolb into the backup spot. Unless Andy Reid changes his mind once again. And because Kolb has played well in Vick's absence, that's a possibility.

No. 40. John Beck, Dolphins: He was the third-string QB in Baltimore during the offseason, but that was before Marc Bulger came into the picture. He was traded to Washington where … he’s the third-string QB.

D. Stanton came in relief of S. Hill during Sunday's Detroit game (US Presswire). No. 43. Drew Stanton, Lions: I bet you didn’t know this: Stanton threw a TD in his first-ever NFL attempt. Ultimately, that probably will be the highlight of his career. When Matthew Stafford returns to the field after the Week 7 bye, Stanton will fall back to No. 2 (until backup Shaun Hill recovers from his forearm injury).

3rd round

No. 92. Trent Edwards, Bills: The wound is still too fresh to delve into the details, but in one week, Edwards lost his starting job and then lost his backup job. Jacksonville has since claimed him off waivers. Let me repeat: the Bills – who might be the worst team in football – decided they couldn’t use him. Edwards replaced David Garrard on Monday Night Football after Garrard sustained a concussion, and actually, Edwards didn't play badly.

4th round

No. 103. Isaiah Stanback, Cowboys: What can we say about Isaiah Stanback? Namely, he has five pass receptions in his pro career. He tore his Achilles in the preseason with Seattle, and he was released soon after. It’s almost not fair to call him a QB, but that’s what he did in college, so that’s how we’ll list him.

5th round

No. 151: Jeff Rowe, Bengals: He sat behind Carson Palmer and Ryan Fitzpatrick for a season. The next year, he lost his third-string job to Jordan Palmer. Ah, nepotism sucks, eh? Unless, of course, you’re the recipient of that nepotism. Then, it’s awesome.

No. 174. Troy Smith, Ravens: When Baltimore signed Bulger to back up Joe Flacco, that signaled the end of Smith’s time with the Ravens. There’s little doubt Smith has great athleticism, but he’s proven he’s not a starting QB in the NFL. He’s currently the third-string QB in San Francisco.

6th round

No. 205. Jordan Palmer, Redskins: Jeff Rowe’s worst nightmare. Actually, Palmer is one snap away from taking older brother Carson’s job if the latter has to leave the game because of injury.

7th round


No. 217. Tyler Thigpen, Vikings: Thigpen actually has had a better career than many of the QBs on this list. Sure, he’s the third-string QB in Miami, but he’s started 11 NFL games (with an absurd record of 1-10) and he’s thrown 19 TDs against 15 INTs.

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Posted on: August 9, 2010 12:11 am
Edited on: August 9, 2010 12:16 am
 

Winners and losers from the Hall of Fame Game

Posted by Will Brinson

Football is underway. That means two things: 1) we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and 2) it's time for immediate snap judgments!

Sure, firing out winners and losers for one little football game that featured only two teams may seem a bit extreme, but, look, this is all the NFL action we've got right now, okay? So we're gonna break it down.

Winners
Doug Free -- He's was the most talked about player on the Cowboys this offseason (somehow). And he showed exactly why the Cowboys had faith enough in him to let Flozell Adams go. Granted, it was just one serious, but he looked strong, agile and acc-ur-ate, if I may quote Ben Wallace. Given Alex Barron's struggles and the injury he suffered on Sunday night, there's no reason to think Free's job is in trouble.

Jordan Shipley -- The rookie out of Texas managed to make two catches for 17 yards, which is pretty impressive when J.T. O'Sullivan and Jordan Palmer are throwing the ball. But he made his biggest impression when he made a sick 63-yard punt return to setup Cincy for their only touchdown of the game. Consider that not only is Carson Palmer being very vocal for Shipley but that Antonio Bryant is injured, and it's entirely possible we see Shipley getting a lot of action in the slot early in the season. He would do quite well there.

Tashard Choice -- Choice's "job" (read: third-string running back) is necessarily in jeopardy. But the better he performs, the more action he'll get during the regular season. And that's not even counting when the oft-injured Felix Jones eventually goes down, which he will. Choice piled up 41 yards on just seven attempts and looked vastly better than any other running back on the field outside of this guy ...

Marion Barber -- He didn't do anything -- two runs, one for five yards and one for two yards -- really special. But it's what he didn't do (fumble in the red zone) that separates him from Jones. And considering that many people felt like Felix could take over the starting role this year, well, that's a good thing.

Terrell Owens -- There's nothing special about two catches for 18 yards, but the good news for the prima donna is that it looks like the Bengals are willing to cater to him. Either that or it was just all fun and games spending the offense's first quarter targeting him at every opportunity. For Owens' part, he really did nothing wrong outside of he and Chad Ochocinco's eye-rolling Batman/Robin interview before the game. Also, he signed autographs for fans during the entire second half.

Losers
Felix Jones -- See above. If you're trying to steal carries during a season in which you bulked up to make yourself a better "between-the-tackles" back, do NOT fumble the ball on your first red zone carry of the season. There are only so many opps that Jones will get in the preseason to prove he carry the ball there before Wade Phillips just hands Barber the rock every time.

Alex Barron -- He got injured and blew any shot he had of getting the upgrade to left tackle.

Brian Leonard -- He's not exactly a fantasy monster or anything, but Leonard became a fan favorite (I think anyway -- I was rooting for him) after beating out "better" players for a roster spot during last season's Hard Knocks . Now the report is that his ankle injury "doesn't look good," which, obviously, is not good. I'll make the frowny face if Leonard is down for an extended period of time.

Dez Bryant -- His status isn't exactly getting crushed, but it's really important to note that the Cowboys have plenty of weapons on their squad. Roy Williams showed some life, Miles Austin is clearly the No. 1, Jason Witten is there, etc., etc. All I'm saying is that anyone expecting a 2,000 yard season out of Bryant already might want to slow their role.

David Buehler -- Three-for-four ain't a bad percentage, when you're talking about field goals. But he nearly missed his second one, and 2/4 would have people talking in hushed tones on Monday. He needs to crush it all preseason to keep his job on lockdown.

John Phillips -- He's at the bottom only because he was balling so hard that he suffered an injury later in the game. Phillips ended up being the early star of the show, catching four balls for 60 yards (and the first two were on horrible Jon Kitna passes, no less) and laying down some pretty sick blocks. He probably won't be seeing a ton of playing time because of Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett, but let's just hope the injury isn't too serious. (Edit: Moved him to the "losers" section since it appears he tore his ACL . Ugh.)

Jordan Palmer/J.T. O'Sullivan -- If Carson Palmer doesn't stay healthy this year, things will not go well for the Bengals.

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