There was a Carson Palmer sighting on Saturday, but it didn’t come with any sign that he’s closer to returning to the NFL.
Palmer was spotted tailgating before USC’s game against 38-17 win over Syracuse and that still looks like the most we’re going to see him doing during the 2011 football season. Adam Schefter of ESPN spoke to people close to Palmer who said that he has no intention of ever returning to the Bengals and the Bengals haven’t given anyone reason to believe that they are softening on their stance when it comes to trading Palmer. If anything, they’ve moved the other direction by going all in with Andy Dalton.
Palmer is working out in California in the event the Bengals change their mind or someone makes them an offer that they can’t refuse, but there doesn’t seem to be anything on the horizon that would spell an end to the standoff.