The Oakland Raiders have acquired disgruntled/retired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for a 2012 1st round draft pick as well as a conditional 1st round pick in 2013.
The Palmer acquisition marks yet another deal out of Raiders camp that is seen as a bit of a stretch. Palmer hasn’t reached a pro bowl since the 2006 season as his numbers have continued to dwindle. Oakland continues to defy logic with free agent signings, draft picks, and trades. Only time will tell whether this one move works out, but there is no doubt that at 4-2 the Raiders are going for it in 2011 while sacrificing future talent.
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