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Carson Palmer still hasn’t officially retired

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With the start of the regular season less than three weeks away, Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer still hasn’t officially retired.

When he didn’t show up for the start of training camp, the Bengals placed Palmer on the reserve/did not report list, a move that potentially exposes Palmer to $30,000 per day in fines.

As a result, Palmer’s $11.5 million salary currently doesn’t count toward the cap, which is irrelevant since the Bengals remain many millions under the spending limit.

The end game for both sides remains unclear.  Palmer possibly hasn’t officially retired in order to preserve his ability to show up on a moment’s notice, if he decides to do so.  By reporting, for example, in the days before the first game of the season, the Bengals would have to decide quickly whether to cut him or to keep him, given that his base salary becomes fully guaranteed as of Week One.

Either way, this thing isn’t over yet.  Otherwise, Palmer would simply file his retirement papers, and move on.

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  1. 14whodey18 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:51 PM

    I see both sides in this mess. Being a lifelong Bengals fan, I feel for Carson. But I do feel like he quit. Would be best, in my opinion, to trade him and at least get something in return

  2. chargersyear says: Aug 23, 2011 9:52 PM

    Bengals stink…

  3. flboyindallas says: Aug 23, 2011 9:54 PM

    Go get ‘em Carson. Show up the day before the first game & make Mike Brown squirm like the worm he is.

  4. wonderboy18 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:55 PM

    Who cares Carson isn’t that good anymore anyways

  5. easyeintennessee says: Aug 23, 2011 9:56 PM

    Carson’s right arm retired three years ago

  6. brj1212 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:56 PM

    He was the best thing that city had for a while. He was a good role model and a good player. Not an elite QB but he did not wrong the franchise ever. Should let the guy go in my opinion.

  7. cardmagnet says: Aug 23, 2011 9:58 PM

    Jake Plummer 2.0

  8. footballfanatic3431 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:59 PM

    Did Carson watch Dalton play against the Jets? They would love nothing more then for him to show up.

  9. tatum064 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:59 PM

    It would be best to trade him – San Francisco, Miami, Seattle would be obvious destinations…but Mike Brown wants exact a pound of flesh.

  10. whodeyjpc says: Aug 23, 2011 9:59 PM

    this is personal now for both CP and MB. CP will very likely show and force MB’s hand, if he’s smart…and MB should already have a deal worked out with the Dolphins or Redskins in case, if he’s smart…which we know he isn’t!

  11. ninjapleazee says: Aug 23, 2011 10:00 PM

    Bungles are dumb.. trade the guy and get something out of it

  12. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:01 PM

    Bengals fans…. I don’t know what to tell you. I wish you the best but your team is (and has been) a sports car and Mike Brown is the parking brake, and he’s digging that thing in. As long as he’s pulling the strings you’re going nowhere, Mike Brown deserves the ultimate “C’mon man”!

  13. getweird4u says: Aug 23, 2011 10:01 PM

    As a lifelong bengals fan i,as much as anyone understand the want/need/strong desire to get away from the idiot known as mike brown.This move by carson was bush league at best.He knows as well as anyone lil mikey isnt going to give in to a trade me or else scenario until next year at best.The truth is his wife got harassed buy some idiot fans(who EVERY team has).WAKE UP Mikey carson still has value TRADE HIM so he can throw over another teams wideouts heads and get “happy feet” somewhere else!!!

  14. sclazo says: Aug 23, 2011 10:01 PM

    Will be funny when he forces Brown’s hand by showing up right before the season starts. Common Bungles do the right thing and trade the guy.

  15. 1fitz1 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:02 PM

    He hasn’t been able to throw for bout 3 years. Sorry carson but u should retire

  16. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 23, 2011 10:04 PM

    I think there is still a chance Palmer returns to the Bengals.

    Granted, it’s a stalemate, but I really think it could be broken by Carson getting pulled over for a DUI and swinging at the arresting officer.

  17. santorin4 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:04 PM

    When your franchise QB no longer wants to be a part of the team, you have to cut the cord.

  18. hitdog042 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:07 PM

    How exactly would Carson reporting make Mike Brown squirm? SI he takes a clipboard and watches. Brown won’t spend near the cap so that’s irrelevant.

    Is it just me or do other fans want to hear Carsons explanation? Carson is the worm and coward here. Explain to your fans why exactly you aren’t here and quit having your buddies pass on hints to the press.

    Grow up, Carson Palmer.

  19. lostsok says: Aug 23, 2011 10:07 PM

    A burned-out QB in a squabble with his burned-out team. The only thing this achieves is create the illusion that either one is relevant.

  20. Chairman Al says: Aug 23, 2011 10:11 PM

    Palmer signed; he needs to own up to that. But if he doesn’t, the Bengals should find a trade. Not for him; for the fans.

    That’s wonderful that your morals say you shouldn’t give in. However, your team isn’t better with him retired, so you owe it to your fans to trade him and get some value for the people who pay for a ticket to watch Bengals football.

  21. riftur says: Aug 23, 2011 10:14 PM

    Palmer can still play. Not his fault he has been on a crappy team. Dolphin fans drool over the thought of getting him.

  22. readysethike says: Aug 23, 2011 10:14 PM

    Im just throwin this out there but could it be possible the Redskins havent tried to accquire a qb because there hoping to sign carson palmer if hes cut

  23. citiciti says: Aug 23, 2011 10:14 PM

    11.5 mill guaranteed is hard to walk from but I don’t know if another team would trade for him at that price.Would he redo his deal to get out?

  24. realdraftgm says: Aug 23, 2011 10:16 PM

    that is actually a smart move show up a few days before the season and either be allowed to make that money or be cut or traded; traded before cut because Brown will want something in return and the Dolphins would make the move for sure and have the leverage. Or he could just be like Brett Favre and start with no practice time because anything is better than Andy Dalton that guy does not look like he will ever be a starter in this league. Maybe not even a marginal backup for Dalton but even so would still take Dalton over Henne. Here is my list of quarterbacks I would want on my team for the future and some of this is based on being young enough to be around for awile.

    1. Vick
    2. Bradford (best since Manning to come out)
    3. Manning
    4 Roeslesberger
    5. Brady
    6. Ryan
    7. Rivers
    8. Stafford
    9. Teebow (don’t hate; franchise quarterback)
    10. Freeman
    11. Schaab)
    12. Locker
    13. Young
    14. Rodgers (concussions scare me holds balltolong)
    15. Brees
    16. Joe Webb (Vikings did not need Ponder)
    17. Eli
    18. Cassell
    19. Romo (Jerry draft Dayne Christ)
    20. Cutler (footwork in offseason has helped)
    21. Kolb (could move up based on play)

    Andrew Luck will be in the top 5
    Dayne Christ is a real sleeper with the canon

  25. macker1283 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:17 PM

    If I were Palmer, I would just show up on opening day and be the biggest jackass ever. Practice at 20 percent energy, play with 10 percent energy.

  26. eknirb says: Aug 23, 2011 10:18 PM

    Niners please.
    No more Alex Smith.

  27. mavajo says: Aug 23, 2011 10:19 PM

    And the Cincinnati Bengals still aren’t officially a football team.

  28. mr92687 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:20 PM

    He never really wanted to retire in the first place.

  29. isphet71 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:21 PM

    I feel sorry for the Bengals fans that have to suffer because their GM doesn’t take his franchise seriously. They have good fans, just a horribly run franchise.

    Bengals fans deserve better than Mike Brown AND Carson Palmer.

  30. jimmy2times says: Aug 23, 2011 10:22 PM

    you all are crazy. Carson still has the arm just terrible players around him. He doesn’t want to end his career in Cincinnati. Living in Cincinnati i agree with him. Mike Brown promised so much to the fans and Carson but never produced. Maybe it’s because he hires criminals and bums. Carson stay home and rest that arm. Hopefully we see you soon somewhere else

  31. daudi88 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:28 PM

    Brown might pay him 11.5 million to back up his little brother just out of spite… It would be a solid move by CP to prompt movement by CIN if he showed up just before that 11.5 is guaranteed week one.

  32. Exiled1 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:32 PM

    Barry Sanders left his inept team eons ago along the same lines ,but with less public oversight. Trade Palmer while you can still get something in return. You already have invested in your QB of the “Future”. Stop trying to make an example of him. You ar the Bengals. You are a tarpit for careers anyway. Don’t hamtstring somebody with talent just because. Any of us would have tried to leave ENRON when it was sinking too.

    Mike Brown is a prick.

  33. shmed105 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:34 PM

    He should show up just so they have to pay him.

  34. jigwig13 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:35 PM

    Get a high pick or two for him the bengals could use it..no point to have him sitting around and not get anything for him..he doesn’t want to be there get ur value and move on..

  35. raqaiw says: Aug 23, 2011 10:45 PM

    flboyindallas says: Aug 23, 2011 9:54 PM

    Go get ‘em Carson. Show up the day before the first game & make Mike Brown squirm like the worm he is.
    _____________________________________

    Exactly! Collect that 11.5 mil and sit on the bench, or get cut and go sit on somebody else’s bench with what you wanted in the first place: a release from the Bengals. Win-Win for Carson.

  36. crohrbaugh says: Aug 23, 2011 10:47 PM

    Carson has turned into such a chump. He signs the huge extension, takes the money, under performs, then threatens to retire if he doesn’t get what he wants. When the Bengals call his bluff, he still doesn’t do it.

    All this time not having the balls to come out in public or take questions from the media. What a pansy ass quitter. With his performance the last 3 years he wouldn’t have lasted 5 minutes in a tough media market like New York our Philly.

  37. fillyfan9988 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:48 PM

    Carson giving up 11.5 Million Large.Not too smart Carson.Better to get paid and play for a bad team.Sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself = no cash.

  38. vikesfansteve says: Aug 23, 2011 10:53 PM

    Chad Johnson is finally gone. T.O. gone. The D is alright. They have Cedric Benson back. Drafted a good receiver.

    The Bengals have fixed everything he complained about. If he plays good the Bengals have a real shot like 2 season’s ago.

    He should come back.

  39. realitypolice says: Aug 23, 2011 11:00 PM

    fillyfan9988 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 10:48 PM
    Carson giving up 11.5 Million Large.Not too smart Carson.Better to get paid and play for a bad team.Sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself = no cash.
    ===========================

    Palmer has tens of millions in the bank from the money he has made on the field and successful business ventures (reports say over $80 million) and doesn’t need to cow down to a schlub like Mike Brown to make more.

    Meanwhile, the aforementioned schlub continues to leave himself open to the possibility that Palmer will walk onto the practice field on the Friday before the first game and force Brown to either release him or owe him 11.5 million.

    And Palmer is the one who’s not smart?

  40. suckleague says: Aug 23, 2011 11:01 PM

    Bengals fan, your owner is a douche.

    In addition to that obvious fact, he’s also hates your team.

    If Kolb fetched all that Philly got from AZ, can you imagine what Palmer is worth? I know he’s older, but he’s also wayyyy more proven. It would not be out of the question to get a 1 and great player for him.

    But no, you’ll get nothing and Andy Dalton and the #1 pick next year. Who your owner will also hate.

  41. bigbirdsfan says: Aug 23, 2011 11:02 PM

    I think the Bengals should trade CP and a first round pick to the Eagles for VY and pick up the 11.5 owed to CP this year.

  42. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 23, 2011 11:02 PM

    pretty sad that the owner wont give him his due respect and let him go.

  43. drbandkgb says: Aug 23, 2011 11:06 PM

    This is a game of chicken.. And MB isnt going to move.. If CP was smart he would have came into camp played one more year and then move on.. Hell he got what he wanted anyways.. We finally brought in a young OC. CP at 75% is still better than his brother or what ever turd we have now..

    Andy will get it.. over time.. But the kid needs time.. He looks scared out there..

    I bet we see CP in soon

  44. whatswiththehate says: Aug 23, 2011 11:15 PM

    Still waiting for these sports guys to treat Carson Palmer the same way they were quick to scorn Ocho and Terrell when they held out.

  45. sfwillis52 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:31 PM

    @realdraftgm says:
    Aug 23, 2011 10:16 PM
    that is actually a smart move show up a few days before the season and either be allowed to make that money or be cut or traded; traded before cut because Brown will want something in return and the Dolphins would make the move for sure and have the leverage. Or he could just be like Brett Favre and start with no practice time because anything is better than Andy Dalton that guy does not look like he will ever be a starter in this league. Maybe not even a marginal backup for Dalton but even so would still take Dalton over Henne. Here is my list of quarterbacks I would want on my team for the future and some of this is based on being young enough to be around for awile.

    1. Vick
    2. Bradford (best since Manning to come out)
    3. Manning
    4 Roeslesberger
    5. Brady
    6. Ryan
    7. Rivers
    8. Stafford
    9. Teebow (don’t hate; franchise quarterback)
    10. Freeman
    11. Schaab)
    12. Locker
    13. Young
    14. Rodgers (concussions scare me holds balltolong)
    15. Brees
    16. Joe Webb (Vikings did not need Ponder)
    17. Eli
    18. Cassell
    19. Romo (Jerry draft Dayne Christ)
    20. Cutler (footwork in offseason has helped)
    21. Kolb (could move up based on play)

    Andrew Luck will be in the top 5
    Dayne Christ is a real sleeper with the canon
    _________________________________
    I have been following PFT since they started the thumbs up/down links below each comment. I have never seen someone get so many thumbs down before even managing 1 thumbs up. I can’t wait to see how much worse it is when I wake up in the morning. Maybe you should reconsider posting in the future…hahahaahah

  46. hawkapalooza says: Aug 23, 2011 11:36 PM

    Week 1- get cut.
    Week 3- start for Seattle (let Pittsburgh kill T-Joke in week 2)

  47. hmfic1 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:37 PM

    Mikey Boy is a poor excuse for an owner but he is a smart businessman. He’s keeping Jordan around as insurance if Carson shows up. Who do you think gets cut the day he shows… Jordan shouldn’t even be getting an NFL paycheck and would not be picked up by any other team if released.

  48. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:44 PM

    Idky the owner is telling him to ‘honor the contract.’ Owners cut players all the time without thinking twice. Sounds a little hypocritical to me.

  49. loyaltoallmyteams says: Aug 23, 2011 11:48 PM

    a team cant give in to a player every time hes unhappy and pulls the trade me or ill retire trick,otherwise everyone on a bad team will be doing it,the bengals are right,either he plays or hes retired.

  50. sonoco says: Aug 23, 2011 11:51 PM

    Gore for Palmer straight up!

  51. jfluke65 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:51 PM

    If he shows up, I hope he’s planning on giving some of that money to his lil brother ’cause that’s who gets cut to make room for him on the roster. Should make family get-togethers real fun.

  52. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 23, 2011 11:58 PM

    You all should read Gregg Easterbrooks article on espn.com about how profitable it can be for a team to be stingy. Palmer has seen the Bengals spend just enough to seem like they are competing but whenever they get any momentum they let the key pieces go rather than pay them (hello Jonothan Joseph). Palmer has been a good company man for years but something has happened behind the scenes for him to say enough is enough, I want out. Palmer has stated that he has saved his money and doesn’t need anymore. He can no longer play for a franchise that isn’t trying to win.

  53. birdsnooper2 says: Aug 24, 2011 12:17 AM

    Palmer to the Seahawks? Seen that line? Does he want to DIE?

  54. NoHomeTeam says: Aug 24, 2011 12:18 AM

    realdraftgm says: ” Here is my list of quarterbacks I would want on my team for the future and some of this is based on being young enough to be around for awile.”

    Uh . . . I can’t tell if you’re serious, real. I don’t want to be unkind, because you appear to be sincere, but your numbered list is . . . I’m having a little trouble understanding your ranking criteria. Notes to follow:

    1. Vick Stunning the first half of last year. Then defenses figured out how to reign in the one-trick pony.
    2. Bradford (best since Manning to come out) This makes me wonder if you maybe are employed by the Rams. The kid is a decent QB, to be sure. The #2 QB in the League? Let’s dial back the enthusiasm just a bit, OK?
    3. Manning Behind Vick and Bradford? Really? Even with the surgery, Manning (assuming you mean Peyton) is better than your #1 and #2.
    4 Roeslesberger OK; I’ll go with Big Ben here
    5. Brady Wait . . . WTH????? Brady ranked lower than Vick and Bradford? You can debate Brady’s ranking relative to Manning, I suppose, but to put him below the other two, I must question the depth of your football knowledge.
    6. Ryan Top Ten? Yeah . . . OK
    7. Rivers Just don’t like the guy, but deserves to be this high. Probably better than Ryan
    8. Stafford Good QB. Let’s see him get through 16 games (or 15. or 14. or 12) before we put him in the Top Ten
    9. Teebow (don’t hate; franchise quarterback) No Hate. Think he’s a really good guy with some QB potential. Hasn’t done anything in the League yet. Can’t possibly put him this high until he lives up to his potential.
    10. Freeman How is this guy below Tebow in your rankings?
    11. Schaab) See your #8
    12. Locker You’re putting this guy in the top 20 QBs in the entire league, and he hasn’t had a single snap in the regular season? At this point, your credibility is seriously in question.
    13. Young
    Head Case ranks above Super Bowl winner?
    14. Rodgers (concussions scare me holds balltolong) “Holdsballtolong” has a Super Bowl ring and a stunning season with a team missing something like 50% of its starting lineup. And you have him at #14? Behind Vince Young??????
    15. Brees You would take Drew Brees behind Tim Tebow? Do I really even need to say something here?
    16. Joe Webb (Vikings did not need Ponder) OK — I just can’t do this anymore. You just can’t be serious. Joe Webb isn’t even a top-20 backup, let along a starting QB

    I’m hopeful that you’re just trolling — and if so, congratulations, because you got me to respond — because if you really feel this way . . . Well, somebody’s got to take those odds that Vegas offers. Good luck on your bet that the Rams win the Super Bowl

  55. thetooloftools says: Aug 24, 2011 12:58 AM

    Carson Palmer will NEVER take another snap for the Bengals.
    Bank it.

  56. cincybengalsdude says: Aug 24, 2011 1:11 AM

    I doubt you will find many Bengals fans that are happy with the way Mike Brown runs things, but at the same time, I doubt you will find many that appriciate the way Carson handled his business either. Kind of a catch 22 for Bengals fans as to which side to choose.

    The Bengals have an ace in the hole though. Jordan Palmer (Carson’s little brother). If the Bengals were to keep Jordan as their 3rd QB, Carson showing up at the last minute would cost his own brother a $400,000 or so payday. That would be a pretty crappy move on both sides, because Jordan isn’t the 3rd best QB on the Bengals roster and Carson would be screwing his own brother.

    I don’t like it, but I think the Bengals (Mike Brown) will keep Jordan in order to prevent Carson from showing up at the last minute.

    Crazy talk, I know, but it’s possible.

  57. staffordsyear says: Aug 24, 2011 1:11 AM

    20 bucks he gets traded to the niners, these two teams have been swapping more players with each other more often than favre swaps pictures if himself with female interns.

  58. tomsd1 says: Aug 24, 2011 1:15 AM

    I can’t say I truly know the Bengals roster – but it seems to me – that they are seriously lacking and Palmer is tired of playing for a losing club.

    My guess is that as noted – he will report in the nick of time, collect his denaro – and then wait for the trade, whatever.

  59. ron69 says: Aug 24, 2011 1:16 AM

    This is clearly a loose-loose situation, Palmer will show on opening day then Brown will cut him and won’t get anything in return, then Palmer will sign with the seahawks for about 5 miillion a year.
    Stupidity at his best.

  60. theripster30 says: Aug 24, 2011 1:35 AM

    hitdog042 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 10:07 PM
    How exactly would Carson reporting make Mike Brown squirm? SI he takes a clipboard and watches. Brown won’t spend near the cap so that’s irrelevant.

    Is it just me or do other fans want to hear Carsons explanation? Carson is the worm and coward here. Explain to your fans why exactly you aren’t here and quit having your buddies pass on hints to the press.

    Grow up, Carson Palmer.

    ——————————————

    If you want to hear an explanation, attempt to think first. If you have thought about this and still want an explanation, football isn’t for you.

    The Bengals are a mess. They have been a mess for a long time now. This is not a secret. What will Palmer say exactly? “I’m sick of working for this jerk who has been putting out a crap product for 20 something years.”

    Actions speak louder than words.

  61. fwbrodie says: Aug 24, 2011 1:58 AM

    Hey Mike, everyday Palmer’s value drops further and you hurt your franchise more… genius.

  62. fwbrodie says: Aug 24, 2011 2:04 AM

    Carson should use some of his $80+ million to pay Bengal fans not to go to the games.

  63. rcali says: Aug 24, 2011 3:03 AM

    I thought this guy was retired?

  64. rascalmanny says: Aug 24, 2011 3:18 AM

    LOL. There is NO comparison of Palmer to Ocho and Terrell.

    I hope he shows up the day before the first game and forces the bungles hand.

    I feel really bad for players drafted to teams like the bengals, raiders, redskins, etc. They are stuck.

    I wish the new cba had addressed this more.

  65. laxer37 says: Aug 24, 2011 4:03 AM

    It’s more important for Mike Brown to make a point than field a competitive team.

    Trade Palmer for whatever you can get and move on already.

  66. peanutbutter&jelly says: Aug 24, 2011 5:54 AM

    i for one am on cp’s side and i’m not a bengal fan i do feel for bengal fans tho.cp wants out of cincy because the team (mike brown mostly) is not serious about fielding a winning team they do get some quality players and they seem to be headed in the right direction but when it comes time to pony up the dough for bigger contracts to keep good players mike brown keeps letting them go.cp dont have it in him to give 100% to a team that dont want to give 100% to trying to win and i dont blame him and i wouldn’t blame any other player that wanted out of cincy because they have an owner that is more concerned with personal wealth than putting a quality product on the field.cp should show up a day or 2 before opening day and force mike brown to pay him or trade him and maybe he can go to another team that atleast tries.as for his brother being the one who gets cut if cp shows up well i believe jp wont be cut because of his bro he’ll be cut because of his own play and both of them understand that better than anyone else

  67. r66x says: Aug 24, 2011 6:22 AM

    If Palmer was traded before training camp, Bengals probably get at most a round 2 draft choice. If he is traded at the beginning of the season, they may be able to do better.

    Andy Dalton will do ok…he just needs time to learn.

  68. lawyermalloy says: Aug 24, 2011 7:04 AM

    There is NO time limit to put your papers in and the sevrance pay is minimal for his years of service!

  69. broncsfan says: Aug 24, 2011 7:20 AM

    The usually insufferable Rick Reilly made a decent point about this situation – Palmer could theoretically wait until the Bengals have made their final roster cuts and then report, forcing Brown to either spend way more money on the 2011 squad than he wants and make a bunch more emergency cuts, or to actually trade him.

  70. starfan79 says: Aug 24, 2011 7:27 AM

    Dude is over rated. He had one good year then broke his legs in the playoffs (the year I won my first fantasy championship and with Palmer) other than that, the guys done anyway.

  71. twindaddy says: Aug 24, 2011 7:38 AM

    I love how most of the people here think CP is talented. Dude has sucked since 2007. If he’s tired of losing then he should stop sucking. He lost a lot of games for this team last year by trying to force throws to TO and Ocho Dinko that ended up going the other way. I think he threw something like 6 pick-sixes last year. It was unreal.

    All you Dolphins fans clamoring for him would only be getting a slightly older version of Chad Henne, which I would assume you don’t really want.

    CP is an average QB at best, not a franchise QB. You people should really know what you’re talking about before you go running your mouth about it.

  72. cincyrtlr03 says: Aug 24, 2011 7:59 AM

    People act like the Bengals will actually get something for Palmer. A late round pick is only good for a team that actually has scouts. And we all know nobody’s going to give up anything more than a 5th round pick for a guy that has looked tentative and weak-armed since his elbow injury a few years back.

  73. fordman84 says: Aug 24, 2011 9:30 AM

    He needs to show up and make them cut him. No way they pay $11 mill for him to sit on the bench. I’d want that money, and force the owner to look like the bad guy. Show up, then go to the media and say “I want to play for this great city. I want to win” and then let the teams try to PR spin it.

  74. palewook says: Aug 24, 2011 9:41 AM

    hope palmer comes back, will teach mike for keeping that huge salary cap surplus. the day carson comes back is the day the bengals cut the #3 qb, jordan palmer, to make room for carson.

    he ain’t coming back.

  75. ilivincin says: Aug 24, 2011 1:54 PM

    I live in Cincinnati, I like football, so the Bengals are all I have (well and the Buckeyes). Since we are stuck with the Brown family, I’m putting this on Carson. Kid you think MB is bad, it’ll be even worse when Katie takes over. Did he just one day wake up and was pissed he played for the bengals? Or does he not like Marvin Lewis? Carson signed a huge extension a couple seasons ago, Marvin was brought in January, then Carson leaves. Hmm

  76. getweird4u says: Aug 24, 2011 8:44 PM

    The funny thing about this is they swept the div. in ’09 u haters act like they havent ever had a winning team since he has been here cp stands for c**k in purse

  77. londonbengal says: Aug 25, 2011 9:20 AM

    Many of you guys contributing here just don’t understand Mike Brown.

    I’m not defending him; he’s a terrible football GM; but please understand this.

    If Carson were to suddenly pitch up in CIN pre-season to try and force a trade; Mike Brown would swallow his salary; list him as the 4th QB;
    tell Marvin he’s playing the season with 52 guys, and make him ride the pine all season. And Carson knows this.

    Mike Brown is one stubborn SOB, and will not give in here, even if he loses out on future draft picks.

  78. getweird4u says: Aug 25, 2011 8:20 PM

    @londonbengal so true yeah he’ll trade him if he comes back lol

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