Dec 23, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks to pass the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Working on Trading Carson Palmer to Arizona Cardinals


With the Matt Flynn trade only needing signatures, the Raiders are working to trade Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Oakland is trying to finalize a deal that would send Palmer to the Cardinals for a late round draft pick.

The Cardinals have been long rumored to be interested in Palmer, should the Raiders look to get rid of him.

Palmer has continuously refused to take a pay cut, and now the acquisition of Flynn seems to be the last straw towards his dismissal.

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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