SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – In the wake of the injury to quarterback Jason Campbell, the Raiders have traded for Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I think he’ll play relatively quickly,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “That’s probably the plan, to get through (Sunday’s) Kansas City game the best they can (with backup QB Kyle Boller)… and then have him for that week, have him for the bye, and then as they come out of the bye, he should be ready.”
Madden said Palmer, who hasn’t played this season, could be a good replacement, but questions remain.
“At one time, before he got hurt, I thought Carson Palmer was one of the best quarterbacks in football… And then he hurt his knee, and I don’t know that he’s been the same since then,” said Madden. “He’s a good guy, and he was a top player.”
Meanwhile, the NFL office announced 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz won’t be fined for Harbaugh’s exuberant handshake and backslap and Schwartz’ angry reaction after the 49ers beat Detroit Sunday. Madden said he’s not surprised.
“Just knowing Jim Harbaugh and just watching him and watching the situation, he was happy as heck. He got a win and it was a big win. Detroit was undefeated, he was playing in their place. It was tough sledding for him. He was just happy and I understand that,” said the former coach. “He was just so excited he couldn’t help himself.” (9:25)
(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)
(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)