Carson Palmer Uncertain About Future With Raiders

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BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass while warming up before the start of the Raiders game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer of the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — Carson Palmer is uncertain about his status with the Oakland Raiders for 2013.

Although the Raiders limped to a 4-12 finish in 2012 with defeats in five of their last six games, Palmer enjoyed one of the finest seasons of his nine-year career.

Palmer, 33, threw for 4,018 yards, the second-highest single-season total in Raiders franchise history, and just 14 interceptions in 15 games. By comparison, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback threw 16 in only 10 games in his first season with the Raiders in 2011.

But with a cap hit that exceeds $15 million for 2013, Palmer will be the highest-paid player on the Raiders roster for next season. Palmer, for one, is unsure of his future with the team.

“(I’m) not sure what’s going to happen,” Palmer said in an e-mail. “Would love to be back in Oakland and compete.”

ESPN reported last week that the Raiders could ask Palmer to take a pay cut similar to the one Michael Vick took with the Eagles.

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