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08:12 AM ET 10.16 | Bengals owner Mike Brown is dead-set that QB Carson Palmer will either play for the Bengals or stay retired. As many expected, that hasn't changed. "I don't think (a trade is) going to happen," NFL Network's Michael Lombardi said on "NFL Total Access" on Friday. "But, I do know this: Carson Palmer has been in direct contact, himself, with Brown. Those phone calls have proven to be fruitless. Each phone conversation they get further and further apart."

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October 16, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Take The Lady Over The Tiger, Bro.

October 16, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Palmer still has some game left in him. I bet it's killing him to be at home instead of on the field.

October 16, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Carson overplayed his hand on this one...

But at some point Brown needs to decide what is in the best interests of his team.

This situation is not.

October 16, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Carson overplayed his hand on this one... But at some point Brown needs to decide what is in the best interests of his team. This situation is not.

Yes he did. It will take a team willing to pick up Carsons bloated long term contract and give quality draft picks in return for this to change though.
Hey, the Bengals are not a playoff team with Carson, so I do not blame them one bit for taking the stand they have.
Carson shot his mouth off, so let him eat his words. No sympathy for him at all.

October 16, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Sit tight Mike Brown, you making the right decision.

October 16, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Add pictures.

October 16, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sit tight Mike Brown, you making the right decision.

"Things Never Heard Around the NFL" for a thousand Alex

October 16, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Just sign Brown and Palmer for the remake of the 'Grumpy Old Men" movies and be done with this mess.

October 16, 2011  11:41 AM ET

No pics?

October 16, 2011  11:50 AM ET

Carson should simply say "I'M Back so start PAYING ME"!Brown will then fold and let him go.Brown is a tightwad and won't want to spend the money!

October 16, 2011  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Carson should simply say "I'M Back so start PAYING ME"!Brown will then fold and let him go.Brown is a tightwad and won't want to spend the money!

Except he would pay one very hefty fine for every day he was out and he has already lost credit for this year.
He said he would retire so all they need to do is tell him to file the papers then and place him on the voluntary retired list.
He will have to buy his way out of that contract, signing bonus and all the rest. He is going nowhere. Glad they called his bluff...

October 16, 2011  11:57 AM ET

Morning, 50.

October 16, 2011  11:57 AM ET

This posting should be called "Palmer talks and gets nowhere" Mike Brown said all he's going to say months ago when Palmer trashed the ownership,his coaching staff and his teammates. He and his advisors got him into this mess and it doesn't resolve itself until the Bengals show that Palmer's the one they can win without. By the way, been any Jordan Palmer sightings lately? I'll bet there's some brotherly love going on there!!!

October 16, 2011  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sit tight Mike Brown, you making the right decision.

I bet Brown is as surprised by that as anyone else.

October 16, 2011  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sit tight Mike Brown, you making the right decision.

Never thought I'd say this but that statement is 100% correct. Every player on the Bengals would demand a trade

October 16, 2011  12:36 PM ET

Trade Palmer to the Vikes for Allen.

October 16, 2011  01:47 PM ET

Palmer has been wearing Brown's IQ as his uniform # his whole career and this proves it. Only the dumbest owner in the sport would try to teach a guy a lesson by forcing him to retire and getting nothing for him when he could improve his team with a draft choice. But then he'd have to pay him. I sure hope Palmer comes back next year in week 1 when teams are REQUIRED to be at 99% of the salary cap as that will force Brown to either finally release him or to release half-a-dozen other players.

One can only assume that Brown is auditioning for The Biggest Loser.

The idiot Lions owner (Ford) who later hired Matt Millen did the same thing with Barry Sanders, by the way (for those of you too young to remember).

October 16, 2011  01:47 PM ET

I can't blame Palmer for wanting out of Cincinnati.
I don't blame Brown for saying no.
If Palmer didn't go quietly to Brown first to beg for a way out & offer to pay, then he made the biggest mistake of his life. Perhaps Brown said no anyway. If so, Brown made his biggest mistake til next year bc he's an idiot.

October 16, 2011  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"Things Never Heard Around the NFL" for a thousand Alex

ZING

 
October 16, 2011  04:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The idiot Lions owner (Ford) who later hired Matt Millen did the same thing with Barry Sanders, by the way (for those of you too young to remember).

He seems an awful lot smarter since replacing him with Mayhew

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