Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) reacts during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars in overtime 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders: Carson Palmer Uncertain About His Future

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Carson Palmer’s future with the Raiders is unclear. In fact, it’s so unclear that even he doesn’t know what’s in store for him next season.

The Raiders are expected to ask Palmer for a pay cut or release him, but he has not heard from them yet.

“Not sure what’s going to happen,” Palmer said (via email to CSNBayArea).

He added, “would love to be back in Oakland and compete.”

Palmer is set to make $13 million next season, and as it was reported a few weeks ago, he could take a pay cut similar to that of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Vick, who was owed $15.5 million in 2013, inked a deal with the Eagles that could make him up to $10 million with a base salary of $7.5 million, a fairly large slash in salary.

Rotowire claims that Palmer “should be open to the pay cut.”

The veteran quarterback was traded to the Raiders midway through the 2011 season after an injury to Jason Campbell. Since then Palmer has been the starter for the Silver and Black.

In 15 games last season, he threw for over 4,000 yards, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 85.3. Palmer was severely handicapped, as injuries hampered most of his offensive weapons downfield, his running back, and his offensive line.

 

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