December 2, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Trade QB Carson Palmer to Cardinals


The Raiders have traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced.

Oakland will swap their seventh-round pick for the Cardinals’ sixth-round pick in this upcoming draft, and will receive a conditional 2014 seventh round pick, contingent on Palmer starting 13 games for Arizona.

The Cardinals have long been speculated as a destination for Palmer, and the two two teams finally reached an agreement on a deal this morning.

It was Palmer’s refusal to take a pay cut that led the Raiders to make a change at quarterback, acquiring Matt Flynn and shipping Palmer out.

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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