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Is Carson Palmer's time in Oakland done?


06:28 PM ET 02.25 | The Oakland Raiders are in a bit of a pinch when it comes to Carson Palmer and his big contract and the team is going to attempt to take a bite out of it by restructuring his deal to lower his salary cap hit. This weekend it was reported that the Raiders are planing to have open competition at quarterback and with that news, it makes even less sense for the Raiders to continue to pay Palmer what they're paying him now -- which is too much. Teams around the NFL are scrambling to restructure deals they have with overpaid players at the moment with Michael Vick being the most notable player to have his deal re-done in order for the team to save some serious money. Palmer will be competing with Terrelle Pryor for the starting job in 2013 and right now it stands as a battle that Palmer more than likely will lose. If Palmer does manage to secure the starting job, the ice he's skating on is too thin to warrant the current contract he has and above all else, the Raiders would like to allocate money from his salary in other areas on the roster.


Carson Palmer, Getty Images/Jason O. Watson Carson Palmer, Getty Images/Jason O. Watson
February 25, 2013  10:24 PM ET

It's Terrelle time!!!!

February 25, 2013  11:15 PM ET

And at the number 3 choice in the NFL draft the Raiders chose; Matt Barkley.

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February 25, 2013  11:33 PM ET

I don't think he goes in the first round, but what do I know!

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February 25, 2013  11:56 PM ET



February 26, 2013  01:28 AM ET

The Raiders will trade down, secure an 1st and a 2nd in this years draft, and more in 14'. Get Matt Barkley in the 1st round pick 18.

February 26, 2013  06:55 AM ET

If Al Davis were still alive they'd take Tavon Austin at #3. Al always did love his speedy players.

February 26, 2013  07:31 AM ET

Goodbye Palmer.

Time to move on in life.r

February 26, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Palmer had his cash it's time to go. He looks really bad out there at times.

February 26, 2013  08:39 AM ET

without PALMER this past season the amount of wins would have been zero, what do you want the guy to do? he has a bad "o" line and mcfadden was banged up most of the time, and he has no quality at receiving........terelle who gimme a break

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February 26, 2013  01:14 PM ET

They need this guy.He is a beast.

February 26, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Bottom line is, Palmer is not worth any thing close to what he is being paid for his diminishing skill set ($13M plus range---hell, not even $7M). So he is highly expendable and Terrelle would win atleat 4 games with the same "terrible roster". Either restructure or go find a new's that simple.

February 26, 2013  06:14 PM ET

Go the Jake Plummer route and retire.

February 26, 2013  08:23 PM ET

It's Terrelle time!!!!

You dont want that

February 27, 2013  02:17 PM ET

matt barkley 3rd pick its a no brainer and please dont take geno smith!raidernation for life!

February 27, 2013  02:20 PM ET

matt barkley 3rd pick its a no brainer and please dont take geno smith!raidernation for life!

oh yes i do!

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