If there has ever been a "right" time to release Carson Palmer - that time is now. With the Miami Dolphins struggling as badly as they are at the QB position, the Bengals can take advantage of the situation and get more for Carson than he's worth. With Andy Dalton showing that he is the future of this organization - dump Carson and put an end to this mess. Carson is holding this team hostage financially and will continue to do so as long as he has that option. If I understand it correctly, he could return in 3 years and require a $11.5 million dollar salary, which prohibits the Bengals from spending that money elsewhere. Even is Carson would return to Cincinnati, who would rally around a guy that quit on the team?
Additionally, this defense is the REAL deal! Use the money saved by releasing Carson Palmer to resign guys like Michael Johnson and others.
PLEASE MIKE BROWN - PUT AN END TO THIS MESS!!!