Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/1/13
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 for 8 million plus incentives. For that kind of money, it's expected that Palmer would become the short-term solution as Arizona's starting quarterback, replacing Kevin Kolb, who was released. Kolb was scheduled to receive a 2 million roster bonus and 7 million salary. Drew Stanton, who was signed in March, would presumably be Palmer's backup, but the Cardinals could still be interested in drafting a quarterback. The Raiders had been trying to get Palmer to rework his 13 million contract, but he preferred a fresh start.
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