With Jason Campbell on the shelf for several weeks with a collarbone
injury, the 4-2 Oakland Raiders pried a disgruntled Carson Palmer out of
Cincinnati Tuesday, giving the Bengals a 2012 first-round draft pick
and a conditional 2013 pick for the 31-year-old Palmer.
The 2013 selection could climb as high as the first round, as well, and will be based on how well Palmer performs in Oakland.
Palmer demanded a trade this offseason, threatening to retire if
Cincinnati didn’t comply. When the Bengals refused to deal him, Palmer
simply stayed away — he never formally retired but also did not join
Cincinnati for the preseason or any portion of the regular season. (MORE>>>)