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Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer - #3 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 12/27/1979
Birthplace Fresno, CA
College USC
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 1st pick by Bengals

Week 11 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 11 matchups and warns you to avoid players like Eric Decker while exploiting Maurice Morris and Kellen Winslow.

Week 10 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 10 matchups and warns you to avoid players such as Pierre Thomas while exploiting Maurice Jones-Drew and Santonio Holmes.

Evaluating veteran QB trades over the past decade

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Veteran quarterbacks like Drew Bledsoe aren't traded every day, but when they are, the deals can change the fortunes of both teams involved.

Raiders add WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday, solidifying their receiving corps and giving QB Carson Palmer a familiar target to throw to.

Palmer unlikely to make a difference this year for Raiders

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Carson Palmer will need something he doesn't have a lot of right now in order to help the Raiders — time.

The Carson Palmer trade: two Twinkies for a granola bar

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 11:02 p.m. ET
Granted, the Raiders were in desperate straits at QB, but in "Fantasy Football: 21 things," Pat Fitzmaurice says they "gave up a king's ransom ... to tread water at quarterback."

Heyward-Bey putting in extra work with Palmer

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
With new starting QB Carson Palmer having just arrived, Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is working overtime to develop a rapport with the ex-Bengal.

Bengals get 'platinum' pick for Palmer

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals got at least one first-round pick for QB Carson Palmer at a time when the value of No. 1 selections is increasing, the way we hear it.

Report: Palmer to start for Raiders Sunday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
New Raiders QB Carson Palmer is expected to start Sunday against the Chiefs, according to reports.

Now it's the Bengals who have reason to laugh

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Bengals' haul for QB Carson Palmer and their success without him are dual wins for an oft-mocked organization, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Bengals trade QB Palmer to Raiders

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
The Bengals traded QB Carson Palmer to the Raiders for a first-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013 that could be a first-rounder.

QB Gradkowski agrees to sign with Bengals

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Former Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski has agreed to sign with the Bengals, his agent Rick Smith announced on Twitter.

Bengals owner expects Palmer to stay retired

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Bengals owner Mike Brown said he doesn't expect  Carson Palmer to return to the team this season after threatening retirement.

Palmer delivered for Bengals but could damage them, too

Posted July 05, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
With his career in Cincinnati potentially over, PFW's Mike Wilkening considers Carson Palmer's legacy with the Bengals.

Ochocinco races fast and bashes his coach

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco had a busy day on Thursday, first going for a ride with a NASCAR superstar, then talking about his future in the NFL on the radio.


Posted April 02, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection.||||||| Palmer, who agreed to rework his contract with the Cardinals, is expected to move into the starting quarterback role for new Arizona coach Bruce Arians.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung after a hard hit by Carolina linebacker Greg Hardy and will not play in the team's final game.||||||| Palmer was hit in the back by Hardy late in the first quarter while rolling out to throw. Hardy appeared to lead with his helmet and drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on the play. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he is undecided whether to start Matt Leinart or Terrelle Pryor in place of Palmer.
Posted Nov. 19, 2012
Palmer topped 300 yards for the third straight game and had two touchdowns Sunday, but he also had one interception returned for a score and threw another in the end zone during a 38-17 loss to New Orleans.||||||| Palmer has 1,094 yards and eight TDs in his three games this month but has also been intercepted six times. He has 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
Palmer was 29 of 45 for 368 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Baltimore on Sunday.||||||| Palmer has been intercepted nine times in as many games this season, but continues to be a decent fantasy play if only because the Raiders are one of the NFL's most pass-happy teams. Palmer has attempted 45-plus passes in five contests this season.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Palmer threw for 414 yards and had three of his four touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Oakland lost 42-32 to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Palmer, though, also had three INTs.||||||| Palmer is on pace for his third 4,000-yard season.