Bengals owner Mike Brown made it clear Monday he has no intention of letting go of Carson Palmer. Brown also doesn’t plan on bringing in Brad Childress, according to the team’s website.
Coach Marvin Lewis dined with Childress in Cincinnati last week, but Brown confirmed Childress won’t join the team’s staff.
As for Palmer, Brown didn’t take offense to his franchise quarterback’s trade request.
“[He] didn’t finger anyone or anything,” Brown said via Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’s a great player and equally a fine person.”
Brown says the team just isn’t in a position to deal Palmer.
“He is key to our plans, he’s central to us,” Brown said. “He was told that and that we count on him going forward.”