Raiders take QB drama to kickoff


The Raiders released their inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs but made no announcement regarding their starting quarterback.

Both Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer took reps before the game, with Boller going first.

Palmer, acquired for a first-round draft pick an conditional pick Tuesday with the Cincinnati Bengals, came out early on his own to work out on his won at O.co Coliseum with practice squad wide receiver Eddie McGee.

Coach Hue Jackson declined to name a starter during the week, waiting to see if Palmer would be ready after being off for the last six weeks and having not played in a game since last year’s regular-season finale.

With the bye week coming up, the Raiders have until Nov. 6 to get Palmer fully integrated into the system to face the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum.

ESPN reported earlier Sunday the decision would be up to Palmer whether he starts, which runs contrary to Jackson’s position Friday that he would make the call.

Declared inactive for the Raiders were quarterback Jason Campbell, place kicker Sebastian Janikowski, cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, cornerback Chris Johnson, fullback Marcel Reece, guard Bruce Campbell and wide receiver Chaz Schilens.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • joker94583

    We should all be Jets fans today as well as Raiders. Jets are making a comeback, smoke them Chargurls! Boller to start and I wouldn’t be surprised to see both Pryor and Palmer at some point. A little concerned about the FG and kickoffs for us today. Git er done Raiders!