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Posted at 2:03 PM ET, 01/23/2011

Report: Carson Palmer wants Bengals to trade him

By Cindy Boren

Quarterback Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati and reportedly will ask the Bengals to trade him. If the team does not do so, he is considering retirement.

Palmer was unavailable to comment on the report, by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Palmer and his wife are awaiting the birth of their third child.

The No. 1 draft pick overall by the Bengals in 2003, Palmer is under contract through 2014 and the Bengals had no comment. Mortensen, citing sources familiar with Palmer's thinking, reported that Palmer is financially secure and not idly threatening retirement.

Any number of teams, including the Redskins, seem to be in the market for quarterback. So let's start the talk with Washington: would Carson Palmer be good fit?

Palmer's Bengals teammate Chad Ochocinco reacts:

Carson Palmer demands a trade? Last person demanded a trade in Cincy was crucified by the media n had to win the fans back,how will this go?less than a minute ago via Rock Software

By Cindy Boren  | January 23, 2011; 2:03 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

Been saying since season ended, the Skins three potential QB moves and my pick for each scenario:

1. New scenery vet w/years left: Carson Palmer

2. Young back-up Matt Flynn (think favre to GB, Brunell to Jax, Schuab to Texans)

3. Rookie: Locker

Posted by: chrislarry | January 23, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, GM LaRrY.

Posted by: CindyBoren | January 23, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Given the performance of Rex Grossman in the last few games and Shanahan's seeming preference for him I think the Redskins will go in to the season with Rex as the starter. Yes, that will end in disaster but IMO it's how things will go.

I don't like the idea of the Redskins trading for any veteran unless they can get him very, very cheaply. With this demand perhaps the Redskins can trade problems with Cincy and give up no draft picks. Give them Haynesworth and take Palmer.

If the Redskins can't get Palmer without sending a draft pick or two to Cincy it's a dumb trade. The Redskins are going to pay very dearly for the McNabb deal and they didn't do very well in the Campbell deal. The problem with this team is that they lack draft picks thanks to the Danny/Vinny co-GM years that traded draft picks like they were meaningless. Not building through the draft is why the Redskins have no depth.

I like the Jake Locker idea but everything I've read says that NOBODY wants to trade up in this draft, everybody wants to trade down so the Redskins probably won't be able to trade out of their pick. Taking Locker at #10 is stupid. Cam Newton, physically, is better than Locker he's just not as polished. I think he'll end up ranked higher on draft boards. The Redskins will end up taking Newton and grooming him for a year or two behind Rex or some other veteran castoff.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | January 23, 2011 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Just to throw something out there that I know is crazy... How bout McNabb for Palmer?

Posted by: SportzWiz | January 23, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance. When has Carson won a meaningful game?

Posted by: scottguthrie1 | January 23, 2011 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Shanacan't wants to go with Jake Plummer. Who needs Palmer?

Posted by: sameolddoc | January 23, 2011 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Shanacan't wants to go with Jake Plummer. Who needs Palmer?

Posted by: sameolddoc | January 23, 2011 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Sure...tie the future of the franchise to a washed open broken down has been.

Hasn't that already been tried.

Posted by: krankyman | January 23, 2011 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Boy, it looks like we are in for some long seasons because of the Danny and his past mistakes. How many years will it take to rebuild our team? How many decades? At least I'll be able to spend my Sundays outside having a picnic instead of being inside watching the Redskins.

Posted by: Playitagainsam | January 23, 2011 11:19 PM | Report abuse

"Would Carson Palmer be good fit?"

Yes, but the bigger question is what would you have to give up to get him?

The Skins can't afford ANY picks so I don't see it happening.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 23, 2011 11:23 PM | Report abuse

"Would Carson Palmer be good fit?"

Yes, but the bigger question is what would you have to give up to get him?

The Skins can't afford ANY picks so I don't see it happening.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 23, 2011 11:25 PM | Report abuse

By trading what? Should have thought about this last season instead of wasting draft picks for McOld. Did you see any 34+ yr old QB's playing today? Last week? Nope

Posted by: morrisday1 | January 23, 2011 11:45 PM | Report abuse

By trading what? Should have thought about this last season instead of wasting draft picks for McOld. Did you see any 34+ yr old QB's playing today? Last week? Nope

Posted by: morrisday1 | January 23, 2011 11:47 PM | Report abuse

What the heck. Let's give up a first and second this year, and a third next year. We need to sign him to a a long term contract, with a large signing bonus. And then let's use the rest of the picks on a running back and two or three wide receivers. See if he develops a twitch like Ramsey, welts like Jason Campbell, or becomes stupid like McNabb. For God's sake, just don't waste the picks on offensive and defensive linemen. That doesn't win the Off Season Championship or sell jerseys.

Posted by: jburnetti | January 23, 2011 11:57 PM | Report abuse

He had OchoCinco and TO and I'll bet he had 2 400 yard games this season. We had Santana and Joey Galloway and a QB on track for 4000 yards.

Palmer is a downgrade.

Posted by: 20yrskinfan | January 24, 2011 12:22 AM | Report abuse

deja vu anyone. Just the idea of this pisses me off. Palmer is more overrated then McChicken. I know this sounds crazy but I would rather see us draft someone, not newton, bring back McChicken, get the fumble machine Rex Grossman out of town, and GET A O LINE THAT WILL PROTECT THE QB. I dont see us getting anything for McChicken and he wasn't that bad. We have all seen worse in the burgandy and gold....I mean Maroon and black. With a O line McChicken will be much improved. I know it doesnt mean a thing but I vote no to palmer.

Posted by: PASkinsFan82 | January 24, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Lets Help get Carson out of the Bengals
Sign our Petition
tiny.cc/FreeCarsonPalmer

Posted by: Ruemenzo | January 28, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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