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Bengals keep Jordan Palmer

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Here’s one that’s nearly as surprising as the Eagles’ acquisition of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

The Bengals have signed quarterback Jordan Palmer to a new contract.

The younger brother of Carson Palmer, who currently wants out of Cincinnati and whom owner Mike Brown chided earlier this week for refusing to honor his “commitment” to the team, Jordan Palmer was a restricted free agent.

It was widely believed that Carson’s brother was signed as a courtesy to the team’s former franchise quarterback.  Instead, Jordan will continue to have a job with the team, albeit behind Bruce Gradkowski and Andy Dalton, not necessarily in that order.

The Bengals also announced new deals with three other restricted free agents: center Kyle Cook, guard Nate Livings, and tackle Dennis Roland.  The Bengals inked five exclusive-rights players:  receiver Quan Cosby, long snapper/tight end Clark Harris, safety Tom Nelson, running back Cedric Peerman, and linebacker Dan Skuta.  They cut receiver Shay Hodge and kicker Clint Stitser.

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18 Responses to “Bengals keep Jordan Palmer”
  1. trbowman says: Jul 29, 2011 7:22 PM

    He’s earned a shot with the leadership he showed this off-season , but Lefevour has long-term potential as a developmental prospect.

  2. theripster30 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:25 PM

    It can’t hurt if they’re still hopeful Carson will change his mind.

  3. cincinnasti says: Jul 29, 2011 7:25 PM

    I’m ready for Luck already.. Starting to think Brown is aiming for him this year..

  4. acerockefellar says: Jul 29, 2011 7:25 PM

    YESSS!!!!!! this is awesome!!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR!!!! DYNASTY!!!

    seriously? seriously… serious..

    with our bad luck we’ll get luck

  5. trbowman says: Jul 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    “I’m ready for Luck already.. Starting to think Brown is aiming for him this year.”

    Bengals could very well have the number one pick, but even if they do they’re not taking Luck. They didn’t draft Dalton for no reason.

  6. er0ck5 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:41 PM

    It’s possible, trbowman. Panthers drafted Jimmy Clausen early 2nd round last year and drafted Cam Newton #1 this year.

  7. samoanjungle says: Jul 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    I think a smaller part of the reason Carson left is to give Jordan a shot

  8. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:47 PM

    does anybody even care???

  9. cmr123 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    Jordan Palmer is simply not good enough to ever play………..

  10. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 8:33 PM

    Who cares?

  11. negativeinventoryreport says: Jul 29, 2011 8:44 PM

    That’s a Thanksgiving I’d like to attend.

  12. melikefootball says: Jul 29, 2011 8:50 PM

    Oh how I wish I was a Bungal fan…NOT!!!!

  13. Deb says: Jul 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    samoanjungle says:

    I think a smaller part of the reason Carson left is to give Jordan a shot


    That’s a sweet suggestion, but he’d know that wasn’t going to happen.

  14. bjones036 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:48 PM

    Openning day win for the browns

  15. qdog112 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:46 PM

    What a mess. I saw the younger Palmer play in preseason and he showed me that the NFL looks at something other than talent when signing guys.

  16. brownsfrown says: Jul 29, 2011 11:45 PM

    That’s Carson’s brother on the team?

    I always thought that doppleganger image over Carson’s shoulder on the sidline was the blurring effect of too many Sunday suds!

    Thank you for clearing that up for me, PFT! And, yes, I will have another beer, thank you!

  17. quizguy66 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:04 AM

    Not surprised they’ll give RunPee a chance to compete for #3. He organized a number of the offseason player workouts during the lockout. They’ll give him a chance regardless of his brother being a putz.


  18. rollerino1 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:17 AM


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