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According to a USA Today report, the Cardinals are in the process of finalizing a deal to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer from the Raiders.
The newspaper cited a source who indicated that the Cards would be giving up only a late-round draft pick as well as a swap of picks in another late round. Also as part of the deal, Palmer would agree to a reduction of his salary for the upcoming season from 13 million to 8 million.
The 33-year-old Palmer, already considered a potential cap casualty because of his contract, became expendable when Oakland acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn earlier Monday. His salary was considered the stumbling block to a deal getting done, but with an agreement in place, the 33-year-old is on his way to the desert to become the presumptive starter for a franchise that has been lacking quality quarterback play since Kurt Warner's retirement after the 2009 season.
Since releasing Kevin Kolb (in large part due to the inability to restructure a contract that would have paid him 11 million this season), the Cardinals have added only veteran Drew Stanton, a backup with the Colts under new coach Bruce Arians last year who hasn't thrown a pass in the past two seasons and has just five touchdown passes and nine interceptions in his six-year career. Arians had all but named Stanton the starter going into voluntary workouts but had left open the possibility that the Cardinals could acquire another quarterback, either through trade, free agency or the draft.
Palmer, the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at USC and top overall pick in the '03 draft who spent his first seven seasons with the Bengals, completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 4,018 yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last year as the Raiders went 4-12.
USA Today reported that Palmer's restructured deal with the Cardinals will also include incentives that would allow him the possibility of earning back some of the money lost when he agreed to a pay cut.
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According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals aren’t willing to give up much to acquire Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer. According to sources, the Cardinals will make a deal for Palmer only if it doesn’t cost them much: late-round draft picks, possibly conditional on how, or if, Palmer plays. It’s not going to be easy for the Cardinals to land Palmer...
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,"...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
HEADED TO OAKTOWN
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...