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Palmer working out, looking to return?

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08:04 AM ET 09.09 | Carson Palmer may not be ready to call it a career, after all. [Palmer] isn't saying anything publicly about his plans for the 2011 season, but he's sending signals that he'll retire unless the Bengals trade him. The Bengals, in turn, are insisting that they'll make him retire, rather than play him. But if that all makes it sound like Palmer absolutely won't play, that's not necessarily the case. ... [Palmer] has spent the last three weeks working out with former NFL quarterback Ken O'Brien. Presumably, Palmer wouldn't be doing drills with a former NFL quarterback unless he thought he had some time as an NFL quarterback ahead of him. And so Palmer is at least keeping his options open, staying ready to play in case the opportunity arises.

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Carson Palmer, Getty Images Carson Palmer, Getty Images
September 9, 2011  08:10 AM ET

BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

September 9, 2011  08:20 AM ET

"Simply irresistable!"

Oops, wrong Palmer.

September 9, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Does Mike Brown have any friends among other team owners? Could Palmer end up in Indianapolis? Seattle? Even Washington?

September 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Unless Mike Brown gives up control of the Bengals, Palmer is not playing again in the NFL ...

September 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Even a brain-dead cheapskate like Mike Brown can see how trading Palmer would be to his advantage.

September 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET

What the hell can Ken O'brien teach him?

This sounds fishy, they may have only been playing checkers.

September 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Simply irresistable!"Oops, wrong Palmer.

"Might as well face it, you're addicted to love..."

September 9, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Does Mike Brown have any friends among other team owners? Could Palmer end up in Indianapolis? Seattle? Even Washington?

Mike Brown is too hard headed and stubborn to make a smart move to improve his team, b/c to trade Palmer it would mean, in Mike's eyes, that he "lost" his mental game to a player.

September 9, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Simply irresistable!"Oops, wrong Palmer.

LOL!

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September 9, 2011  08:33 AM ET

There might soon be an opening with the Colts.

...too soon?

September 9, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Mike Brown should trade Palmer to the team most likely to "earn" the first round draft pick this season. Oh, wait.....

September 9, 2011  08:40 AM ET

There is more liklihood that one of us will be beamed up by aliens than Mike Brown sprouting a brain.

September 9, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Worst owner in all of sports... even over Donald Sterling.

September 9, 2011  08:41 AM ET

49'ers have alot of pieces... they should sell the fram and go get palmer... he would instantly chnage that team to division contender...

September 9, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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There is more liklihood that one of us will be beamed up by aliens ...

Well, yeah, it's a bit unsettling at first, but it beats having your junk groped by the TSA.

September 9, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

49'ers have alot of pieces... they should sell the fram and go get palmer... he would instantly chnage that team to division contender...

I wish....A high school freshman QB is better than Alex Smith.

September 9, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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What the hell can Ken O'brien teach him?

The art of ill-timed INT's?

September 9, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What the hell can Ken O'brien teach him?

All about Life After Football.

 
September 9, 2011  09:02 AM ET

I only clicked on this story 'cause I thought they meant Jordan Palmer. Let's get that headline clarified before a lot more people get disappointed.

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