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The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Carson Palmer and a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2013 sixth-round pick and a 2014 conditional seventh-round pick.
If Palmer starts more than 13 games in 2013, the Raiders would receive the draft pick.
"We'd like to thank Carson Palmer for his services over the past two seasons," Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said in a statement, "and we wish him well with the Cardinals."
Palmer, 33, who is due more than $13 million this season, wasn't willing to negotiate a pay cut with the Raiders, which enabled a domino of transactions.
On Monday, the Raiders acquired Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks for two draft picks -- a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015.
Then, the Cardinals released John Skelton on Monday, which was likely to make room for Palmer.
After Palmer reportedly dined with Cardinals team personnel on Monday night, the franchise decided to make the move.
Palmer will join a crop of QBs that includes Drew Stanton, who signed with the team last month, and second-year quarterback Ryan Lindley. The Cardinals also hold the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and could make a move toward the future by drafting a quarterback.
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The Cardinals and Oakland Raiders are putting the finishing touches on a trade to send quarterback Carson Palmer to Arizona, according to USA Today.
According to the report, the teams have discussed swapping late-round picks in this month's draft, plus the Raiders would get an additional pick on Day 3.
Palmer would then sign a reworked contract with the Cardinals, reportedly...
According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer was dining with the Cardinals in Arizona on Monday night.
Carson Palmer was in Arizona Monday night, had dinner with #azcardinals execs.
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) April 2, 2013
A trade is expected to be finalized within the next 24 hours that will send Palmer to the desert.
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The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders.
The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection.
Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed...
Coming into this offseason, the Cardinals had one of the worst set of quarterbacks in the NFL. That set got a little better today.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the rumored trade that will send Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer to the Cardinal is now official. The report also states that the Cardinals only gave up a seventh round pick, and that pick is only shipped...
The Arizona Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians got their man, and for next to nothing. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Raiders traded Carson Palmer to Arizona for a late round pick.
Palmer will take a slight pay cut from the $13 million he was due, but will still make over $20 million the next two seasons. Pundits may shun the move, but Larry Fitzgerald finally...
After the Oakland Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Flynn
from the Seattle Seahawks, they picked up discussions with the Arizona
Cardinals regarding Carson Palmer. It appeared that a deal was pending, but the
trade has since “hit a snag,” according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Carson Palmer trade not finalized. Things "hit a snag" according to a source. Unsure...
Heres the simple reason that Carson Palmer is an Arizona Cardinal. When you have a chance to upgrade the quarterback position, you upgrade the quarterback position.
No player is more important to a teams success, and its not even close. Palmer is an upgrade over Drew Stanton, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and now-released John Skelton. Again, its not even close.
The fact that the...
Don't you miss the days when Palmer was dominating in black and orange? (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Carson Palmer has gone to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for what might as well be a bag of balls rather than draft picks (cue killjoy saying "but Tom Brady went in the sixth round"), yet most neutral observers admit that the Cardinals probably did not need to give...
Earlier this offseason the Cardinals released Kevin Kolb and were looking to find a quarterback with some veteran leadership. Earlier today the Cardinals found their man in Carson Palmer. Arizona gets Palmer and the Oakland Raiders get some draft picks for this year and 2014.
Sources are saying that Palmer’s contract is for two years and is worth $16 million. The contract does...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 7th round pick.
Cardinals trade for Carson Palmer now official. Raiders get back a conditional 7th-rd pick in 2014 if Palmer starts 13 games.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2013
Palmer will earn $20 million over two years, which is...
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The Seattle Seahawks reportedly have traded 27-year-old quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for two draft picks.
How bad were the Arizona Cardinals last season? Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals star wide receiver called it the worst season of his career. What spurned this confession, the introduction of Carson Palmer as his new quarterback. Palmer will be Fitzgerald’s eight QB since Kurt Warner left in 2009.
.@larryfitzgerald on Carson Palmer: “I’m coming off the most disappointing...