Carson Palmer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer can 'play up to 36, 37'

    NFL.com "The Arizona Cardinals don't sound like a team courting quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Coach Bruce Arians told Around the League on Friday that he's fully sold on Carson Palmer, calling him a Super Bowl-level passer who's far from finished as an NFL starter. "There's no doubt," Arians..." February 21

  • Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald a go

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Larry Fitzgerald are expected to play Sunday at Seattle after being listed as questionable last week as the Cardinals fight to stay in the postseason hunt, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Cardinals (9-5) would be all but eliminated..." December 22

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    S Rashad Johnson has a high ankle sprain. It's a concern. Ellington should be OK. Palmer has low grade ankle sprain.

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    John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

    Carson Palmer is active and starting for the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Cardinals expect Palmer to play, and that's a big deal

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, despite a sore elbow that significantly limited his throws all week in practice and has him listed as questionable. "It will be a game-time decision," coach Bruce Arians said Friday, "but I've got all the..." December 07

  • Carson Palmer gets a lift from raising Arizona

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Carson Palmer has piled up some impressive numbers in his 11-year NFL career. Wins, though, have been hard to come by. Although he won’t say so, this has the makings of a season of redemption for the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall draft pick by Cincinnati in 2003. After a..." December 01

  • Palmer, Arians partnership not built to last

    NFL.com "Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer ran his streak of consecutive games with multiple interceptions to five in Thursday night's 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Before the onset of garbage time in the middle of the fourth quarter Palmer had just 20 adjusted net passing yards on 31..." October 18

  • Greg Hardy drew $25,000 fine for 2012 hit, but Carson Palmer says it was clean

    Charlotte Observer "The NFL thought Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy’s hit on former Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer last season was deserving of a penalty flag and a $25000 fine. But the guy who sustained cracked ribs and a bruised lung on the play said Hardy’s hit was clean. “I do definitely remember it..." October 03

  • Carson Palmer says Bucs were calling his agent 'a lot' in offseason

    CBSSports.com "On Wednesday morning Greg Schiano shoved his chips in on rookie quarterback Mike Glennon giving him the starting nod over Josh Freeman in Week 3 against the Cardinals (and basically forever). This had been coming for a while. That was made even more clear when Carson Palmer speaking on a..." September 25

  • Palmer still won't discuss exit from Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If you have a secret tell it to Carson Palmer. The Cardinals quarterback knows all about keeping them and not saying a word. Asked to explain why he wanted out of Cincinnati so badly two years ago after spending eight seasons with the Bengals Palmer may as well have pasted Super Glue across his..." August 24

  • Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is “awesome”

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he’s never played with a receiver quite like Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer said at Arizona’s Organized Team Activities that Fitzgerald makes catches in practice that only he and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson would be able to make. “It’s been awesome,” Palmer..." June 07

  • Arians: Palmer was great in “a crazy situation” in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says his new quarterback, Carson Palmer, has played better football recently than most people think. Arians said in an interview on ESPN that he believes Palmer had an outstanding season in Oakland in 2012, and that people who focus on the Raiders’ 4-12 record need..." May 20

  • Cardinals' Palmer undaunted by circumstance

    Fox Sports Arizona "Since Carson Palmer entered the NFL in 2003, the three teams for which he has played — the Bengals, the Raiders and now the Cardinals — have combined for six winning seasons out of a possible 30. Only the Cardinals have won a playoff game in that span. Palmer couldn’t help who drafted him, and..." May 15

  • Carson Palmer traded to Cards

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Carson Palmer has been traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Raiders will receive the draft pick if Palmer starts 13 games for the Cardinals in the..." April 02

  • Carson Palmer deal expected soon

    ESPN.com "The proposed trade sending quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours, sources directly involved in the negotiations told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Palmer is in the Phoenix area, where he dined with..." April 02

  • Cards complete trade for Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals have a new starting quarterback. They hope that sentence doesn’t have to be written again for at least two more years. They completed a trade with Oakland for quarterback Carson Palmer on Tuesday and agreed to a two-year contract with Palmer that’s worth $16 million, $10 million..." April 02

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    Jason La Canfora @

    Carson Palmer trade not finalized. Things "hit a snag" according to a source. Unsure if it can be overcome at this point ...

  • Cards closing in on deal for Carson Palmer

    Yahoo! Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are close to finalizing a trade that with the Oakland Raiders that would bring veteran quarterback Carson Palmer to the desert, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Though the deal, which would likely cost the Cardinals a mid-round pick in the 2013 draft, has not yet been finalized,..." April 01

  • Is Palmer a fit with the 49ers?

    CSN Bay Area "So quarterback Matt Flynn is expected to be heading from Seattle to the Raiders in a trade. And that would leave Carson Palmer on the way out of Oakland with, seemingly, the NFC West as his next destination. Reportedly, Palmer is most interested in the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. And if he's..." March 31

  • Arizona Cardinals interested in Carson Palmer at the right price

    Arizona Republic "The last time the Cardinals traded for a quarterback, it cost them a cornerback, a second-round draft pick and $20.5 million. And they would be smiling today if the deal for Kevin Kolb had worked out. It didn’t, and two off-seasons later, the Cardinals again are considering trading for a..." March 31

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    Mike Jurecki @

    Az looking into acquiring QB Carson Palmer, would need to restructure his current contract, compensation would be conditional draft pk(s).

  • Sources: Carson Palmer may prefer backup role on winning team over taking pay cut with Raiders

    Yahoo! Sports "When the Oakland Raiders asked Carson Palmer to take a $3 million pay cut earlier this month, his decision seemed like a no-brainer. By proposing that the 33-year-old quarterback take a relatively modest reduction from his $13 million base salary, rather than a drastic cut, the Raiders were..." March 28

  • Oakland Raiders might not get Carson Palmer's help in creating salary cap space

    Oakland Tribune "Quarterback Carson Palmer helped the Raiders last year by restructuring his contract. He isn't intent upon doing so again this year, according to a report Monday. An ESPN report said Palmer is "highly unlikely" to redo a contract that calls for Palmer to earn $13 million in base salary this..." March 26

  • Carson Palmer unlikely to restructure

    ESPN.com "It's unlikely quarterback Carson Palmer will restructure his contract with the Oakland Raiders, despite rampant speculation that the two sides would work out a new deal, a league source said Monday. Palmer is scheduled to make $13 million in base salary this season. If he won't make the deal..." March 26

  • Report: Palmer ‘unlikely’ to restructure contract

    Contra Costa Times "Quarterback Carson Palmer helped out the Raiders last year by restructuring his contract. He isn’t intent upon doing so again this year, according to a report Monday. An ESPN report said Palmer is “highly unlikely” to redo a contract that calls for Palmer to earn $13 million in base salary this..." March 25

  • Report: Cardinals expected to target Palmer if Raiders cut him

    NFL.com "The team isn't going to pay Palmer's scheduled $13 million salary, which could lead to the quarterback's freedom once he declines a pay cut. Under that scenario, the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects the Cardinals to have interest in signing Palmer. It's a match that some in league circles..." March 25

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    Adam Schefter @

    Interesting: now "highly unlikely" Carson Palmer will be willing to restructure his contract meaning OAK pays him $13 million or cuts him.

  • Does Carson Palmer really need to take a pay cut?

    Silver & Black Pride "When the Raiders entered the off-season they were thought to be a pretty good amount over the salary cap. The usual talk of not being able to make any significant free agent acquisitions and losing all their own free agents has dominated any such conversation. The most common conversation with..." March 08

  • Palmer would 'love' to be back in Oakland next season

    CSN Bay Area "As speculation continues to swirl about the Raiders needing Carson Palmer to take a paycut to stay on the roster in 2013, the quarterback told CSNBayArea.com Tuesday he is playing the waiting game as well. In an email exchange, Palmer said he had not heard anything regarding his future. "Not..." March 06

  • Raiders QB Palmer unsure about future in Oakland

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders have finally gotten themselves under the salary cap, but only barely so, and they still have a lot of work to do. One of the most pressing issues with regards to the salary cap is the situation of the starting QB Carson Palmer, who is set to make $13 million in 2013. There..." March 06

  • Palmer would 'love' to be back in Oakland next season

    CSN Bay Area "As speculation continues to swirl about the Raiders needing Carson Palmer to take a paycut to stay on the roster in 2013, the quarterback told CSNBayArea.com Tuesday he is playing the waiting game as well. In an email exchange, Palmer said he had not heard anything regarding his future. "Not..." March 06

  • Oakland Raiders need Carson Palmer to pull a Brady

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders do not want to pay Carson Palmer the $13 million he is owed in 2013 under his current contract. As a result, there has been a lot of talk about how the Raiders will either ask him to take a pay cut, or they will cut him. Now, the pressure is on Palmer thanks to the help of..." February 26

  • Oakland Raiders to make Carson Palmer take pay cut or be cut?

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders have a lot of work to do on their roster this off season and a lot of that work has to do with getting the team under the salary cap. As a result, there has been a lot of talk about who might get cut in order to clear cap space, with Darrius Heyward-Bey and Tommy Kelly..." February 06