By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 3:25 pm in Oakland Raiders.
It was believed that the Raiders were on the hook for giving the Cincinnati Bengals their 2013 first-round draft pick if the Raiders advanced to the AFC Championship Game last season or this season as part of the compensation for trading for quarterback Carson Palmer. As it turns out, that bit of misinformation from the start took on a life of its own.
On Wednesday, the Raiders confirmed that the conditional part of the trade last October applied only to last season. Therefore, the Bengals get the Raiders second-round pick in 2013, regardless what happens this season.
The Bengals also received the Raiders first-round pick in this year’s draft.