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No change in status between Carson Palmer, Bengals

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Amid scattered rumors that quarterback Carson Palmer could return to the Bengals despite a threat and/or promise to retire if he’s not traded, we’re told that nothing has changed between player and team.

On Saturday, former Bengals tackle Willie Anderson dropped a strong hint via Twitter that Palmer will return to the team, and ESPN Cincinnati has reported that a “line of communication” recently opened between the two sides.

Earlier this morning, ESPN Cincinnati updated the situation by explaining that the differences between the parties are “irreconcilable.”  Also, Anderson has since retracted his remarks about Palmer returning to the team, explaining that the two sides met and it’s “not happening.”

Though we don’t know whether and to what extent any talks occurred, we do know that nothing has changed.  Palmer wants out, and the Bengals don’t plan to let him leave.

As long as the Bengals hold at least $11.5 million in cap space, Palmer can’t force his way out by showing up.  The Bengals placed him on the reserve/did not report list, and Palmer has not officially retired.  In theory, the Bengals could attempt to fine him in the amount of $30,000 per day.

Given the players added — and subtracted — by the Bengals over the past couple weeks, Palmer possibly feels differently about the team.  But with Bruce Gradkowski recently signed and Andy Dalton drafted, Carson’s return at this point would mean that his brother, Jordan, would be out of a job.  Unless the Bengals plan to carry a quartet of quarterbacks.

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42 Responses to “No change in status between Carson Palmer, Bengals”
  1. wryly1 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:06 PM

    If Carson Palmer:

    A) Wanted to still play; and,

    B) Believed he could still play-

    He would be!

    What part of that is so hard to get?

  2. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 7, 2011 12:08 PM

    dude he’s not coming back

  3. iamgoodkid says: Aug 7, 2011 12:09 PM

    carson palmer come back please come back why dont they trade you to atlanta

  4. whodeyjpc says: Aug 7, 2011 12:13 PM

    MB is a dope. He won’t trade him but won’t fine him $30k per day because he really doesn’t want to force Palmer back…why do I continue to support this team???

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 7, 2011 12:20 PM

    The Bengals have put themselves in an interesting situation…..they refuse to trade valuable commodities because the franchise is so bad they are afraid all their valuable commodities will then try and force trades…..so they hold onto the valuable commodities until they are no longer valuable, and then trade them, when if they traded them when they were valuable they could, at least with a decent front office, make the team better and reduce the risk of the valuable commodities wanting to leave.

    Oh wait, did I say “interesting”….I meant “idiotic”.

  6. trickbunny says: Aug 7, 2011 12:25 PM

    In other exciting news, I just cleaned off the lint filter in my dryer…

  7. Exiled1 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:40 PM

    @ trickbunny

    after the last few days I’ve had I’ve needed a great laugh like that. thx!

  8. mr4thand1 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:54 PM

    STICK IT to the MAN, Carson!

  9. r66x says: Aug 7, 2011 12:56 PM

    If they traded him during off season, they would be lucky to get a 2nd round draft choice for him. His value may be higher today because there are a few teams that could really use him …and didn’t get what they wanted via trades or free agency

  10. Exiled1 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:59 PM

    So who gives my quote the thumbs down? Mike Brown?

  11. bnwpnw says: Aug 7, 2011 1:26 PM

    Move to rename the team from the “Cincinnati Bengals” to “Mike Brown’s Prison of Fail.”

  12. bnwpnw says: Aug 7, 2011 1:27 PM

    P.S. Andrew Luck, I hope you’re paying attention — stop at NOTHING to avoid landing in Cincy.

  13. Exiled1 says: Aug 7, 2011 1:31 PM

    hahahaha. I love you guys!

  14. vikesfansteve says: Aug 7, 2011 1:42 PM

    The dude maintained his main problem was Chad Ochocinco. Chad is gone. No more T.O. either. New receivers. It has to be Marvin Lewis then or Palmer is just completly full of it.

    As soon as Johnson was traded Palmer should have showed up to camp.

  15. dumbasdirt says: Aug 7, 2011 1:48 PM

    With so many people hurting in this economy and wishing that they could earn millions of dollars as an NFL Quarterback, Carson Palmer decides not to honor the contract that he signed because he does not like the team he is on. But so far he refuses to retire.

    What a load of horse sh@t.

    Here’s news to Carson Palmer. Lots of people don’t like the company that they work for or their boss but they suck it up and go to work anyway. He should either honor the contract that he signed or retire.

    I say fine him $30,000 a day until he retires or reports back to work,

  16. dolphins4 says: Aug 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    Mike Brown is such a idiot,if he’d trade a player who has value that won’t play with the Bungals he’d get valuable draft picks in return and he could use those draft picks to make the team better.

  17. darthvincent says: Aug 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 7, 2011 12:08 PM

    dude he’s not coming back to the Bengals.

    I bet the 49ers would’ve preferred Palmer to Smith.

  18. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 7, 2011 1:53 PM

    They both suck, so yeah, their status hasn’t changed.

  19. justbust says: Aug 7, 2011 2:03 PM

    who cares about the beef between brown and palmer, doesn’t carson owe the fans a season ? Aren’t we the bosses? we are the leagues source of revenue without the fans there is no league. Carson would have never got his mega millions without the fans. everyone knows the Bengals probably are not the best organization to play for but who cares where the money comes or where your getting it. You have like one more year on your contract come out and show the people who really gave you everything that you are grateful. Really, mike brown is what we thought he was.. and you know what the Bengals are, come on carson.

  20. smellmyface says: Aug 7, 2011 2:08 PM

    @dumbasdirt

    The difference between people who hate their jobs and still go and Palmer is he doesnt need to go, he doesnt need to work another day. So if you’re one of those people that hates your job and had the money to retire you would suck it up and go to work everyday huh? Well most people wouldnt…mabye thats why you have that screenname

  21. drtharrison says: Aug 7, 2011 2:14 PM

    Mike Brown. Answer the phone. It is Jeff Ireland on the line. Please just answer the phone.

  22. nuclearwarfare says: Aug 7, 2011 2:19 PM

    Thank you, Mike Brown, for making Al Davis look rational and coherent.

  23. justbust says: Aug 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    palmers only leverage is his money, he only has that because of the fans. he should play his contract out. it would be the right thing to do.

  24. londonbengal says: Aug 7, 2011 2:24 PM

    Its early days yet in camp, but the way Dalton is performing with AJ Green early on, he shouldn’t have much problem beating Carsons 26 TD’s & 20 INT’s last year.

    With a new playbook this year, all the QB’s were pretty much starting from scratch. Hell, if he returns to camp, Dalton might just beat out Palmer anyways.

    Just simply throwing for less than 20 INT’s would be an improvement…….

  25. londonbengal says: Aug 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    @ ‘darthvincent’……….

    I don’t know about Carson Palmer to the 49ers, but certainly the good Mrs.Palmer likes to do her shopping in ‘cisco.

  26. peanutbutter&jelly says: Aug 7, 2011 2:31 PM

    mike brown just will not stop untill he makes all bengal fans retire

  27. enders9 says: Aug 7, 2011 2:46 PM

    Bengal fans around the world breathe a sigh of relief. Carson returning would be terrible. He’s not good anymore, not even a little. And why would you want Dalton learning from someone who, besides one season, never really was that good?

    It’ll be lolworthy if Mike Brown doesn’t fine him that 30k per day. Carson has basically said “Thanks for the huge contract, and the huge sum of money. Now I’m not going to uphold my end of our contract, peace!” The joke here is that he never upheld his end of the contract, his on field performance after he signed this extension NEVER equated the amount of money he got. He signed the extension after the 05 season, and since then he has progressively gotten worse and worse every year.

    The best response to that is to take back 30k a day. It the grand scheme of things, 30k/day isn’t much when they have given him nearly 100M. But 30k/day is > 0/day.

  28. jrob33067 says: Aug 7, 2011 3:09 PM

    As a lifelong bengal fan (thank god for the Lions), this has been a tough situation. After watching Carson last year I was all over drafting a QB (in the second round) as a bengal fan knows first round QBs are dangerous(Jack Thompson, Klingler, Akili Smith). So I am happy we got Dalton. My true problem with CP is his fire. Last year after throwing an int he would go to the bench and appear to be totally unfazed. Did not seem to care. And he wanted TO, Mike Brown got him and his brother Jordan on the team–very accomodating . Then Carson basically quits….good riddance!! Move on–but lets trade him for something……anything at this point. I am looking forward to the day he lines up opposite the bengal D and we absolutely crush him!!!

  29. rlr79 says: Aug 7, 2011 3:12 PM

    I love how some of you guys talk about him upholding his end of a contract. Its funny really considering how most of those people that feal that way would be the same people that would cheer on a team for dumping an under performing player. So let everyone get this strait a team can dump a player and not hold up their end of a contract, but a player can’t. See I’m all for what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Personally, I hate unfair advantages, when it came to the last CBA the contract was unfair and that was why I was on the owners side, but when it comes to contracts I’m on the players side. The NFL cannot have it both ways either both team and owners have to honor the contract or no one does. I know some of you will say that teams should have the right to dump under performing players, ok then why can’t Palmer dump an obviously under performing team. Its no secret everyone in the NFL knows Mike Brown can care less about winning and all he cares about is money so why should a player have to deal with that?

  30. addict2sport says: Aug 7, 2011 3:28 PM

    If CP is serious about his “threat” to retire unless they trade him, why doesn’t he file retirement papers?

  31. dumbasdirt says: Aug 7, 2011 3:38 PM

    @smellmyface

    At least I can read and comprehend comments from other people. Based on your idiotic comment to me you cannot.
    Of course I understand that he has enough money. That’s why I stated he should retire if he does not want to honor the contract that he signed.

    Next time get your facts straight and learn how to read and comprehend the entire post instead of just one part of it.

    Look at how many thumbs up my original comment received and look at and how many thumbs up your comment to me received if you still don’t get it.

  32. chowface86 says: Aug 7, 2011 3:51 PM

    PLease bring him to the Queens to faceoff with smacknab for the 2nd QB job.

  33. souldogdave says: Aug 7, 2011 4:05 PM

    rlr79, did you mean “feel that way”? And “straight”? I know I’ll get thumbed, but please people ,being literate gives your comments validity.When you spell like an uneducated moron no one listens.

  34. fiegln says: Aug 7, 2011 4:09 PM

    The Miami Dolphins Should Really Trade For Carson Palmer!
    We Need A QB!
    We Need Carson Palmer!
    Its Either Carson Palmer Or Brett Favre!

  35. enders9 says: Aug 7, 2011 4:20 PM

    jrob33067 says: Aug 7, 2011 3:09 PM

    And he wanted TO, Mike Brown got him and his brother Jordan on the team–very accomodating .

    ————————————-

    He also wanted Laveranues Coles, and Antonio Bryant (before TO) and he got both of them.

  36. enders9 says: Aug 7, 2011 4:24 PM

    rlr79 says: Aug 7, 2011 3:12 PM

    I love how some of you guys talk about him upholding his end of a contract. Its funny really considering how most of those people that feal that way would be the same people that would cheer on a team for dumping an under performing player. So let everyone get this strait a team can dump a player and not hold up their end of a contract, but a player can’t. See I’m all for what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    ————————————————–

    When players are released before their contract expires, its almost always because the player isn’t upholding his end of the deal. When a team signs a player, they expect a certain level of productivity out of that player. If they fail to live up to that expectation, then they aren’t upholding their end of the contract. So yes, when an owner dumps a player they are not holding up their end of the contract, but they are only reacting to the player who failed to live up to their end of the deal first.

  37. essentialsausage says: Aug 7, 2011 4:55 PM

    Palmer hasn’t exactly earned the privilege of a trade. He kind of sucks. Am I the only person who sees this? It would benefit the Bengals to trade him probably, but they shouldn’t feel obligated to.

  38. ernestbynershands says: Aug 7, 2011 6:14 PM

    Amazing…
    Mike Brown will eat the on and off the field losses in this situation. Why? Because Carson Palmer didn’t fulfill his commitment to his team? Or because Carson broke a contract he had with Mike Brown?
    In reality, Mike Brown is the one not fulfilling his commitment to his team or to Palmer. Year after year Brown fails to surround his talented core players with the support needed to be competitive. Year after year Brown breaks commitments to players when he cuts them.
    But, as a Browns fan, I realize that Mike Brown is Cleveland’s best chance to not finish last in the division.

  39. pskotte says: Aug 7, 2011 6:29 PM

    MB should not trade #9 on demand because he will not receive any better deal until after the 2011 season.

  40. icanthelpitimabengalsfan says: Aug 9, 2011 2:02 PM

    “As a lifelong bengal fan (thank god for the Lions), this has been a tough situation. After watching Carson last year I was all over drafting a QB (in the second round) as a bengal fan knows first round QBs are dangerous(Jack Thompson, Klingler, Akili Smith). So I am happy we got Dalton. My true problem with CP is his fire. Last year after throwing an int he would go to the bench and appear to be totally unfazed. Did not seem to care. And he wanted TO, Mike Brown got him and his brother Jordan on the team–very accomodating . Then Carson basically quits….good riddance!! Move on–but lets trade him for something……anything at this point. I am looking forward to the day he lines up opposite the bengal D and we absolutely crush him!!!”

    I too am a life-longer…WAS a CP fan until his game and his leadership were called into question. The truth is that he never recovered from the knee injury in 2005. That was tragic, as that team had promise. However, as we Bengal fans are used to, the situation changed. Add Ochoidiot and his side show to the criminal issues and top it all off with the worst owner/front office in sports, and you have the situation we have here. Now, I think some promise has returned. I am not of the belief that they can’t compete in the AFC North. They usually do…even in the down years they usually stay relatively competitive with Pit/Balt, I think this will hold. Additionally, the D will be better this year as the line improves, yes JJ leaving was a blow, but Clements can still play. Depth will be an issue. Back to CP, I agree with jrob33067, Ive never seen a “franchise QB” throw a pick six (which CP speacialized in last year) and get over it so fast. The guy has no fire, no competitive streak that I can see…you need it in this league and this division. He needed to be traded to the NFC west where winning isn’t necessary to win the division.

  41. ostholmdbengals says: Aug 9, 2011 2:28 PM

    hahaha some of these are hilarious, in other exciting news i got the lint out of my dryer. hahaha that cracked me up

  42. sturgybaby11 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:45 PM

    as much as everyone hates to hear it, we need carson back to have a shot at playoffs.

    dalton is a project at best, and to start a project against the steelers and ravens spells akili smith all over again. and with the talent we have right now, its a shame not to have a qb. We have a stud wr that should have the last name johnson(relating to megatron, and andre. not chad) a wr that will slap the snot outta you in jerome simpson, and a wr that doesnt drop a pass in shipley.

    Beg carson to come back plz, let them hand the ball off to benson 30 times a game, and let palmer throw 15-20 times again. Baby him like the steelers do b***h ben. That way it lets the D rest…..

    Everyone might get mad at me saying that but hes by far are best shot at winning. and he was also a top 20 qb last with 2wr that carson had no clue what route they were running

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