Jason Cole: Oakland Raiders "Trying Hard" To Make A Deal For Carson Palmer

This is a story about a Carson Palmer trade rumor and therefore annoyingly references a veteran quarterback that a majority of Bengals fans don't care for. That being said if you're not up for another Carson Palmer update right now, you're welcome to scroll past it and get to the next story, which talks about Andy Dalton in competition for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award because he's playing great.

Reports surfaced after Oakland's 24-17 win over the Cleveland Browns that quarterback Jason Campbell will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken clavicle in the second quarter. With Kyle Boller being the team's only quarterback while Terrelle Pryor is currently a roster exemption after serving a five-game suspension -- Pryor is now believed to be the backup quarterback -- it leaves the need to find someone... and soon.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole, the Oakland Raiders are "trying hard" to convince Bengals owner Mike Brown to make a deal for Carson Palmer.

According to a source familiar with the team’s thinking, the Raiders were "trying hard" to make a deal for Palmer, although the source highly doubted that Cincinnati owner Mike  Brown would deal Palmer.

Boller and Pryor as the team's quarterbacks...

...caused the Raiders to hit the phones quickly after the game Sunday, hoping to get the "retired" Palmer, who has been pushing for a deal since early in the offseason. In fact, Palmer politely asked Brown again this week for a trade, according to a source close to the situation. So far, no go. In all likelihood, Brown will continue to stonewall.

As for what the Oakland Raiders could give up:

In this situation, Davis likely would pull out some serious stops. But the Raiders are in a bit of a quandary right now because they don’t have second-, third- or fourth-round picks in 2012 because of a series of moves (they used the third-rounder for Pryor in the supplemental draft, for instance).

In this situation, the Raiders would do well to offer Cincinnati a third-round pick in 2013 that could increase in value to a second- or even first-round pick if Palmer performed well either this year or in 2012.

At this rate getting anything for Palmer would be welcome, even if that means a Friday pick (second or third rounder) in 2013. It's better than having a quarterback that could return value sitting at home and giving the team nothing in return.

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