Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Raiders get Carson Palmer for a 2012 1st-round pick and a 2013 2nd-round pick

Mike Brown and his Cincinatti Bengals finally let Palmer leave as they traded him to the Oakland Raiders for two high draft picks. The 4-2 Raiders will look to replace an injured Jason Campbell with the 8th year veteran. Both teams should benefit as the Bengals will receive young talent and Oakland will receive a solid veteran. Palmer might be shaky so there is some risk for the Raiders since he has been retired for a year. The Bengals should definitely receive their share of the trade, but Oakland must make the playoffs to justify such a big trade.