Reports surfaced Sunday evening after Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a broken collarbone, the Raiders were "trying hard" to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer through a trade. Initial reports suggested that there wasn't a realistic chance of the trade happening and that the Raiders were less than hopeful.
However Jay Glazier of Fox Sports tweets that a trade is close to happening that would send Oakland's first round pick in 2012 and a conditional future pick to Cincinnati in exchange for Palmer. Glazier follows up that the trade "is expected to be completed by the deadline." UPDATE: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets that he's hearing two first round picks while ESPN's Chris Mortensen is hearing a first rounder in 2012 and a conditional 2013 draft pick that could become a first rounder based on playing time and other incentives.
Carson Palmer reportedly demanded a trade during the league's Conference Championship weekend with ESPN NFL Insider reporting at the time that Palmer was threatening to use the "retirement card." Palmer has said a single word about the demand, but the team took the demand serious enough to draft TCU quarterback Andy Dalton in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. Throughout the entire process, Mike Brown has stood firm that he will not trade Palmer, standing behind his principles that players shouldn't demand their way out of a contract.