Raiders acquire Palmer

The Raiders are acquiring Bengals QB Carson Palmer after starter Jason Campbell went down with an...

The Raiders are acquiring Bengals QB Carson Palmer after starter Jason Campbell went down with an injury. (REUTERS/John Sommers II)

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals, giving them an accomplished replacement for Jason Campbell.

The trade cost the Raiders a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and a second- round pick in 2013, according to the Bengals' website. The 2013 pick will become a first-round selection if Oakland wins a playoff game, according to multiple reports.

The Raiders were in need of a quarterback after losing Campbell for at least six weeks with a fractured collarbone. Campbell was hurt during this past Sunday's game against Cleveland and could miss the remainder of the season.

Oakland's other quarterbacks are Kyle Boller and rookie Terrelle Pryor. With the Raiders off to a 4-2 start an in contention to win the AFC West, Palmer will provide a veteran presence under center.

He has not played this season after making good on his threat to retire if the Bengals did not trade him.

Bengals president Mike Brown said in late July he would not trade Palmer, who had originally requested a deal after the 2010 season and has four years remaining on his contract.

The Bengals haven't missed Palmer, as the club is also 4-2 with rookie quarterback Andy Dalton at the helm.

Palmer completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards with 26 touchdowns and 20 interceptions last year, when the Bengals followed up a surprise 2009 division title with a dismal 4-12 mark. He has passed for more than 4,000 yards twice during his career and also helped Cincinnati to a division crown after the 2005 season.

The 31-year-old Southern California product is a native of northern California, having been born in Fresno. He won the 2002 Heisman Trophy at USC and was selected by the Bengals with the first overall pick of the 2003 draft.

Palmer has passed for 22,694 yards with 154 touchdowns and 100 interceptions in 97 NFL games. He missed most of the 2008 season with an elbow injury and suffered a pair of torn knee ligaments in the opening quarter of a playoff game against Pittsburgh after the 2005 season, and returned in time for the 2006 campaign.


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