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Palmer Unlikely To Restructure With Raiders, Potential Cardinals Option

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Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — When the Oakland Raiders gave up a first- and second-round pick for Carson Palmer in October 2011, the hope was that the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback who threatened to retire unless he was traded would help the organization to their first playoff appearance since 2002.

After a 4-2 start with Jason Campbell, Palmer and the Raiders limped to an 8-8 finish. Coach Hue Jackson was fired and replaced with Dennis Allen, and the team managed just four wins last season. Allen survived the chopping block but Palmer might not be so lucky.

ESPN reports that Palmer is unlikely to restructure the contract that will pay him $13 million in 2013, which means the organization will have to decide if a 33-year-old quarterback who ranked 18th in Football Outsiders’ QB efficiency metric last season is worth keeping around.

READ MORE on Carson Palmer’s contract inflexibility and a possible landing spot from CBS Sports.

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