Found October 22, 2011 on
Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell was recovering from surgery to his collarbone early this week as the wheels began to turn on the Carson Palmer trade, a deal that installed Campbell's possible replacement only six games into the second season of what he had considered a "fresh start" to his career. Campbell, speaking to Bay Area radio station 95.7 FM The Game on Friday, said he was kept out of the loop as the trade was conceived and proposed and didn't discuss it with Raiders coach Hue Jackson before it was completed Tuesday. "On Sunday night I had some pain pills for my shoulder, so I was pretty much sleeping all night Sunday," Campbell said. "And then Monday I had my surgery, so I was pretty much out of it then. And then the day after that I didn't really watch TV or anything so I still didn't know what had happened." Campbell said he was watching TV with his fiancee when the Raiders' news conference to announce the trade was aired, with Palmer sitting alongside Jackson. "I was halfway still on pain medicine," Campbell said. "It was kind of a moment of silence. My fiancee looked at me to see if I was gonna say something. There's different things that go through your mind but you don't want to fill your mind with those thoughts." Palmer had traveled to Oakland, and on Tuesday morning he underwent a physical before the Raiders officially acquired him that afternoon from the Cincinnati Bengals. "I started receiving these text messages and everything about, you know, 'Hey what's going on?' and 'There's been a trade' and everything, and 'They've just given up a first round,' " Campbell said of the Bengals' compensation in the deal, which will come during the 2012 draft. Campbell said he wants to stay positive and supportive of his new teammate and get healthy enough to play as soon as possible, though he was expected to miss the rest of the season. "As a player in this league, you can't worry about the things that go on from a business side of it, the political side of it," Campbell said. "You know what you're worth, you know what you've done to help the franchise you've got here, put us in the position we're in now."

Source: ESPN
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