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Carson Palmer acquired by Raiders after refusing to play for Bengals

Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals were in a stalemate with Palmer refusing to play and the Bengals refusing to trade him, until Cincinnati was offered a first round pick in 2012 and second round pick in 2013.


Carson Palmer answers questions after signing with the Oakland Raiders at the team's NFL football headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday.

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

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The Oakland Raiders acquired disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals for a pair of draft picks, the two National Football League (NFL) teams said on Tuesday.

Palmer, who had demanded a trade out of Cincinnati saying he would retire before suiting up again for the Bengals, made good on his threat and did not report to training camp.

The Bengals had refused to give into Palmer's demand until Tuesday when they were unable to turn down a first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft and a second round pick in 2013.

In place of Palmer, rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has gone 118 of 189 for 1,311 yards and seven touchdowns in his first five NFL games.

"Several factors made us believe that trading Carson to Oakland was the best move for the Bengals at this time," Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement.


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