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 w...