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PALMER OUT, FITZPATRICK TO START FOR BENGALS

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed today that quarterback Carson Palmer will miss Sunday’s game against the Jets, and Ryan Fitzpatrick will start.
Per Bengals.com, Lewis said Palmer’s elbow injury is not a season-ending condition, but that he hopes to give Palmer some rest now so it doesn’t get worse. Palmer could still dress on Sunday as the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback.
As previously reported by 1530 Homer in Cincinnati, Palmer made only a brief appearance on the practice field today.
Palmer hurt his elbow during the September 21 game against the Giants and had his best game of the season despite the pain. But he missed the following week’s game against the Browns.
In that game, Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 35 passes for 156 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions. Palmer has completed 75 of 129 passes for 731 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

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15 Responses to “PALMER OUT, FITZPATRICK TO START FOR BENGALS”
  1. SeanMartin says: Oct 10, 2008 1:09 PM

    0-6

  2. I C light pounder says: Oct 10, 2008 1:42 PM

    and with the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft the Bengals choose……

  3. PittPhantoms says: Oct 10, 2008 2:01 PM

    Wow – that 7 point line should be taking a dive soon…

  4. Slappy says: Oct 10, 2008 2:05 PM

    “and with the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft the Bengals choose……”
    A kicker/punter

  5. isonic says: Oct 10, 2008 2:05 PM

    God help them

  6. Fab5Philly says: Oct 10, 2008 2:06 PM

    Hurry Vox Veritas!!! Everyone’s waiting for your comment: “The Bengals suck”

  7. WhoDey08 says: Oct 10, 2008 2:23 PM

    Geez what did Fitz ever do to deserve this?

  8. Ed says: Oct 10, 2008 2:31 PM

    Put a fork in him. And the Bungles for that matter.
    His $ucka$$ is done!
    “We Dey”

  9. The Ravishing Rachel Nichols says: Oct 10, 2008 4:23 PM

    0-6 going on 0-16

  10. jmikeh says: Oct 10, 2008 4:29 PM

    There goes the season…

  11. Bengalsfan says: Oct 10, 2008 4:44 PM

    *sigh*

  12. cincykid says: Oct 10, 2008 6:46 PM

    Ed don’t you and Steeler nation have some imbreeding to do? At this point why are they even messing around with him? Maybe Mike Brown doesn’t want to pay him until he is totally broke down. Palmer needs surgery, why fight it? Shut him down, write the season off and get it over with.

  13. voyager6 says: Oct 10, 2008 6:52 PM

    Carson Palmer is likely hurt bad enought to be put on IR, but….
    Mike Brown is saving Carson for “Home Games”, He wants PBS filled so he can get the parking and conce$$ion$.

  14. bondem777 says: Oct 11, 2008 9:09 AM

    voyager6, you don’t know what you are talking about. The home games have been sold out for a long time now.

  15. voyager6 says: Oct 11, 2008 2:41 PM

    bondem777,
    Yes, they are sold out. How many tickets are for sale on stub hub and other ticket liguidation sites? A lot. Tickets for the KC game are going for as low at $19. The Redskins game starts at $28. These are easily checked FACTS, so go learn to read and check them out.
    What does this mean? People are desperate to get rid of their Bengals tickets. If the tickets are for sale, the season ticket owners AREN’T going to the game. The prices asked wouldn’t be less than half face value if they were selling like hotcakes, now would they?
    The Bengals-Steeler’s game is in a week. The Steeler’s fans travel well and in-masse to Cincy and usually buy any and all available secondary market tickets to the game. And one week before the game there are tickets available under face value ($45)? Something is serionsly wrong in Bengal-land, as if that wasn’t obvious.
    So what does this mean? Empty seats. Lots of ‘em. Mike Brown has their ticket money, but there won’t be any conce$$ion$, team memorbilia, or parking sold. Just like I said above.
    Mike needs a draw, to ensure that people keep coming to the games. Carson is that draw. The season is toast, so why risk him on the road. Save Carson for the home games, hoping it will draw more people to PBS.
    Logic sux, doesn’t it bondem777? Learn to think before engaging mouth or keyboard.

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