When quarterback Carson Palmer joined the Raiders last year, he endorsed receiver and former teammate Terrell Owens. Palmer added that the Raiders don’t need him.
Palmer could have simply hit “rewind” and “play” when talking more recently about receiver and former teammate Chad Johnson.
“I had a great time playing with Chad,” Palmer said, via Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “I had no issues with him at all. He’d be a great add for any team but we’ve got young guys that are just coming along. I mean Denarius [Moore] will be back any day. Jacoby [Ford’s] deal is not that bad. So we’re not going to give up on any of those guys.”
Palmer, whom some believe wanted out of Cincinnati due in part to the organization’s inability to control the antics of Chad Johnson-Ochocinco-Johnson, says he and Chad were fine.
“We got along great, we got along great,” Palmer said. “Yeah, Chad and I had a ton of success together. When we were together and he was younger, he led the AFC, he led the league in a lot of categories. He was awesome.”
“[H]e got a little bit off track over the years,” Palmer said. “But he’ll be back. He’ll bounce back.”
Maybe he will. Just like T.O., however, it won’t happen with the Raiders.