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Raiders will try to chop down Carson Palmer’s salary

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With Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie telling Pro Football Talk on Friday that there will be competition at the quarterback position, it makes no sense to continue to pay one of the candidates like an undisputed franchise quarterback.

And so it’s no surprise that the Raiders will try to “restructure” Carson Palmer’s contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

In Palmer’s case, a restructuring would be more along the lines of a steep pay cut.  Palmer is due to earn a base salary of $13 million in 2013.

Two weeks ago, we pointed out on Pro Football Talk that Palmer could face a reduction similar to Mike Vick’s new deal, which dropped from a base salary of $15.5 million to a maximum package of $10 million, if the Eagles win the Super Bowl and if Vick takes 90 percent of the snaps this season.

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29 Responses to “Raiders will try to chop down Carson Palmer’s salary”
  1. Stiller43 says: Feb 25, 2013 1:55 PM

    Alex smith for a 1st and a 2nd?

  2. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 25, 2013 1:55 PM

    For the past decade this franchise has been the laughing stock of the NFL their fans are flat out idiots their FO has no clue of what their doing they will suck for another decade.

  3. raiderroy says: Feb 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    Just restructure baby!

  4. silvernblak says: Feb 25, 2013 2:06 PM

    We all pretty much knew that was inevitably going to be the case. So what i want to know is whats Palmer decided? That could make the difference in either the draft, free agency, waivers or even the guitine for Palmer. There’s no way were getting anything for him so tak..e your cut or get stepping. I like Palmer under a power scheme,butl lets face it, he is not the face of the franchise. We can get another year or two out of him but eventually we are going to need some younger talent and more depth. I would not say this is our main concern right now uness he gets cut, then we will be looking at possibly GenoSmith, flynn, Alex Smith or whoever? Cutting Palmer could certainly put us in a vicariously tough position.

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 25, 2013 2:08 PM

    *MUST … and he will.

    If he doesn’t he can retire again and get his nails did’ with Hue Jackson.

  6. mullman76 says: Feb 25, 2013 2:10 PM

    Carson would be wise to take the deal.

    I doubt anyone in the league will give him that kind of $$$, but stranger things have happened.

  7. u4iadman says: Feb 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    Excellent news….need more cap space to afford an influx of talent/competition at every position.
    1-2 more years cleaning up the Davis cap mess and this will be the start of a competitive team again.

    Time to drop Tommy and Richard from the D as well.

  8. NabbyNab says: Feb 25, 2013 2:24 PM

    He’ll restructure and take a pay cut. The issue is how much. He knows if he’s out right cut then he’s entering the last leg of his career as a stopgap type of QB on crap teams. As bad as the Raiders are and have been, it’s his last chance to string together a few years for a team and hope to build something.

  9. raiderlyfe510 says: Feb 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    Without Carson Palmer we would have been 0-16 last year for sure.

  10. raiderufan says: Feb 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    I don’t get keeping this guy right now. He’s not the future.

    Draft well, sign depth guys, cut cap dead weight and find out what you have in a real offense.

    2014 = 3 Drafts, 1 full free agency swing and 2 full seasons of learning what you have on the roster…that should include seeing what you have in Pryor.

  11. raiderinva says: Feb 25, 2013 2:30 PM

    With a TD to INT stat of 35 to 30 over the past two years, Mr. Palmer should be giving money back to Mark Davis.

    The Raiders were on one hell of a playoff run when Jason Campbell went down. Amazing how one play changed the course of a team and it’s staff.

  12. dondiraider says: Feb 25, 2013 2:30 PM

    Duh! How bout news everyone doesn’t know!

  13. jimr10 says: Feb 25, 2013 2:32 PM

    Why not just chop him. He is way over the hill.

  14. raiderapologist says: Feb 25, 2013 2:50 PM

    bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 25, 2013 1:55 PM

    For the past decade this franchise has been the laughing stock of the NFL their fans are flat out idiots their FO has no clue of what their doing they will suck for another decade.
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    Before you get too excited calling other fans idiots you might want to work on your grammar. Mix in some punctuation. Learn the difference between their and they’re. Come on, Skippy. You can do it.

  15. humb0lt says: Feb 25, 2013 2:53 PM

    I wonder who the Bengals will take with the Raiders’ 2nd round draft pick this year.

  16. quizguy66 says: Feb 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    I have the feeling that Marvin Lewis and Katie Blackburn clip and save all of these articles and put them into a big 3-ringer binder they give to Mikey Boy.

    Still can’t believe we got such a haul for QuitGuy3

    -QG

  17. dowhatifeellike says: Feb 25, 2013 3:33 PM

    Can they call the Bengals and get a draft pick back while they’re at it?

  18. essentialsausage says: Feb 25, 2013 3:36 PM

    He was mediocre in Cincinnati, and now he’s mediocre in Oakland. What a shock.

  19. radrntn says: Feb 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    Not a surprise….i think the same could be said for DHB, and Huff, and possibly even Briesel. Reggie has some decisions to make, but for all the tommy kelly haters out there, i encourage you to watch the games again after Seymour was injured…..he played pretty darn well. If we end up drafting a DT with the 3rd pick maybe not, but I think we need him back.

  20. justwinsomeday says: Feb 25, 2013 3:39 PM

    It’s nice to see the Raiders front office making common sense decisions. This regime has a lot of ground to make up, but so far they seem to being doing the right things given the circumstances. This draft will be very interesting to watch and see how RM and his staff conduct themselves.

    And for illiterates like ‘bengalstillsuck’…..are your predictions of the future based on current moves or the fact you’re (that means ‘you are’) not astute or creative enough to look past the end of the Al Davis years?

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 25, 2013 3:41 PM

    Then bring in Kimo Von Oelhoffen as negotiator.

  22. dumbolt says: Feb 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Feb 25, 2013 2:53 PM
    I wonder who the Bengals will take with the Raiders’ 2nd round draft pick this year
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    does anybody even care about the chargers

  23. raiderapologist says: Feb 25, 2013 3:46 PM

    humb0lt says: Feb 25, 2013 2:53 PM

    I wonder who the Bengals will take with the Raiders’ 2nd round draft pick this year.
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    You do? Do you also wonder what Seattle will do with the Raiders’ 5th round pick? Don’t you wish the Chargers had those selections? They could use them on one of the many offensive linemen they desperately need. They have to do something to help out Philip besides dropping big money on tackles that won’t play and receivers that can’t catch. Rivers is owed 41 million over the next 3 years, and he might not live to collect it if they don’t get him some protection. We are all aware of your Raider obsession, so tune in on April 26th to find out what the Bengals do with that Oakland draft pick. Choo choo!

  24. efriedo says: Feb 25, 2013 3:47 PM

    humb0lt says: Feb 25, 2013 2:53 PM

    I wonder who the Bengals will take with the Raiders’ 2nd round draft pick this year.

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    Doesn’t matter who the bungles take in the draft. How many playoff games have they won in the past decade? They couldn’t build a team even if they had every Oakland draft pick for the next five years.

  25. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 25, 2013 3:47 PM

    raiderinva says:
    Feb 25, 2013 2:30 PM
    With a TD to INT stat of 35 to 30 over the past two years, Mr. Palmer should be giving money back to Mark Davis.

    The Raiders were on one hell of a playoff run when Jason Campbell went down. Amazing how one play changed the course of a team and it’s staff.

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    Can’t Stand Campbell talk of success.

    That year went down when McFadden went down, CP3 never played with him and McFadden was leading the league in rushing and 3rd in all-purpose yards, MVP start to year … Thats why Cambell looked good.

    If Campbell were even decent he wouldn’t have had only one job offer to be a back-up in chicago.

  26. demolition510 says: Feb 25, 2013 3:55 PM

    Seymour is already gone

  27. pgolf3 says: Feb 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    its still fun to rip mrs palmer since she didn’t want to move.
    I still feel bad raider fans , but do appreciate another low rd pick…

  28. slickster35 says: Feb 25, 2013 7:14 PM

    The worst trade in NFL history just keeps giving.

  29. joetoronto says: Feb 26, 2013 4:47 AM

    One thing’s for sure, Palmer is miles better than anything the Chiefs or Bungals have.

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