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Report: Palmer ‘unlikely’ to restructure contract

Quarterback Carson Palmer helped out the Raiders last year by restructuring his contract. He isn’t intent upon doing so again this year, according to a report Monday.
An ESPN report said Palmer is “highly unlikely” to redo a contract that calls for Palmer to earn $13 million in base salary this season.
Last season, Palmer helped the Raiders save more than $9 million in salary-cap room by restructuring his contract.
Palmer’s base salary dropped from $12.5 million to $825,000, in exchange for an $11,675,000 signing bonus spread out over five years. In terms of dollars, Palmer ultimately will receive the same amount he originally was scheduled to make.
As of now, Palmer counts $15.335 million against the cap for 2013, with $2.335 million coming as a result of the prorated portion of the signing bonus – spread out over five years — from last season’s reworked deal.
The Raiders already have restructured a few contracts this offseason as a means of freeing up cap room. Restructuring Palmer’s contract a third time – the first time came after the Raiders traded for him in 2011 – would give the Raiders even more cap room for 2013.
If Palmer balks, the Raiders options are limited to: cutting Palmer or paying him what he is slated to earn as of now. Palmer would count $9.34 million against the cap if he gets cut, though the Raiders would get out from under the $13 million base salary this season and $15 million base salary for 2014.
Palmer could not be reached for comment. A Raiders spokesman said the team’s policy is not to comment on contract situations.

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  • Just Fire Baby

    So wonder who this gay player set to come out is, per PFT.

    I will laugh if they make a big deal out of it, and it is a punter or something.

  • J Hill

    If you think that win is meaningless, you don’t know what it is like to be a Warrior fan.

    That was our biggest win in years, lol.

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    Thank You!

    Of course the super machismos on this blog would never say anything like that.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:22 pm
    Warriors…come out and PLAY….

    coming back from 23

    A’s came back from 2 down

    RAIDERS COMIN BACK

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors
    ***********************************************

    Let’s go OAKLAND!(Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap)

  • Demon Raider

    This year, we should draft either a complement to DMac or his replacement…… Lattimore or Bernard

  • Follow the B@uceman

    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    If you think that win is meaningless, you don’t know what it is like to be a Warrior fan.

    That was our biggest win in years, lol.

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    Thank You!

    Of course the super machismos on this blog would never say anything like that.
    *********************************

    Actually no….the Miami win on road was bigger than that…we expected to smack the Fake show tonight…we knew Kobrick would be Kobrick tonight

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    No doubt Reggie scouting department is full swing as opposed to last year when it was made up on the fly

    SHAUN HEROCK director of College Scouting

    btw GRAND VALLEY STATE CHARLES JOHNSON is a sleeper prospect right now. Raiders and Patriots are both Interested in this prospect. Every year there are under the radar guys that are the next Victor Cruz’s and Miles austin etc.
    Cjohson being compared to MILES AUSTIN.

    So many prospects out there that ppl are not aware of right now.. but come draft day might

    ALOT OF TALENT OUT THERE

  • J Hill

    my comedy is on point

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    If you say so, bruh.

  • xraided

    B@uce what are the chances the dubs can sign Danny Granger this upcoming offseason?

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    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    So wonder who this gay player set to come out is, per PFT.

    I will laugh if they make a big deal out of it, and it is a punter or something.
    ******************************8

    I said it a few years ago on blog and even Norco Bob echoed it

    Former Raider with a funny style haircut…never been linked to a woman…..very intellectual and went to Narbonne high

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    Xraided Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    B@uce what are the chances the dubs can sign Danny Granger this upcoming offseason?
    *************************************

    zero….just being honest…they got B Rush coming back

  • Gdog

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    It’s a great night to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    It would be CRAZY for Carson Palmer to renegotiate into anything that takes money away from him. Re-structure maybe, but no way leave any money on the table.

    This is Palmer’s one last chance at that kind of money…and any team that picks him up if he gets cut, will more than make up for what “little” he’ll lose by being cut. The Raiders’ guarantee puts Palmer in the driver’s seat.

    BUT…Reggie should make the move: TRADE PALMER NOW to AZ.

    The Cardinals NEED a QB to throw to the great Larry Fitzgerald. They also need O-Line help desperately, and would love to get out of the 1st-round with a starting QB AND a young stud O-Lineman. One move will solve their (and our) Team needs:

    Raiders swap places with the Cards in the 1st round (our #3 for their #7)…and take the Cards’ 2nd and 5th-round picks this year, and their 2nd-round pick next year.

    The Cardinals would be in the Playoffs with that move this season. The Raiders?? Operation ReggieMck rolls on…

    >>>

    Umm dude… PFF has Ariz 120 points worse than Jax for last place in talent, and a mid blowing 461 points off of SF.

    If Palmer hoofs off to Ariz, then screw him and the horse he rode on too. They have NOTHING for talent there besides Fitz.

    Minn, Buff, or the Jets are a much better fit.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    my comedy is on point

    —————————————————————————-

    If you say so, bruh.
    *******************************

    You know it is….many hate when they are the subject of the roast…it happens to beest of us….at least you were a comedy jam and the guy picked on you exclusiuvely as he did on me….I was 22 down in LA….man I got destroyed!

    But hey dont feel bad if you get in playoffs you can certainly beat the boring ass spurs

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    werent*

  • xraided

    yea Brandon is the man. that’s what i was saying above. many people have forgotten about him.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Daniel Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks

    I keep coming back to this same point… Don’t pass on great players to select lesser talent that fills a need #LeviBrown #AdrianPeterson

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    TRUTH

  • J Hill

    well soft Laker fans

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    What are you talking about, dude.

    Really????

    Yeah, we all drive Jettas and wear skinny jeans.

    Meanwhile, the hardcore W fans let their building get invaded by purple and gold. True grit!

  • GForce21

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    So wonder who this gay player set to come out is, per PFT.

    I will laugh if they make a big deal out of it, and it is a punter or something.
    —————–

    It is probably Cedric Benson, it is widely known that he got into a fistfight with his live in boyfriend a year or two ago.

    Not really a secret if it is him.

  • RaiderSam

    Gdog Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    HayesDaze37 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    It’s a great night to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    It would be CRAZY for Carson Palmer to renegotiate into anything that takes money away from him. Re-structure maybe, but no way leave any money on the table.

    This is Palmer’s one last chance at that kind of money…and any team that picks him up if he gets cut, will more than make up for what “little” he’ll lose by being cut. The Raiders’ guarantee puts Palmer in the driver’s seat.

    BUT…Reggie should make the move: TRADE PALMER NOW to AZ.

    The Cardinals NEED a QB to throw to the great Larry Fitzgerald. They also need O-Line help desperately, and would love to get out of the 1st-round with a starting QB AND a young stud O-Lineman. One move will solve their (and our) Team needs:

    Raiders swap places with the Cards in the 1st round (our #3 for their #7)…and take the Cards’ 2nd and 5th-round picks this year, and their 2nd-round pick next year.

    The Cardinals would be in the Playoffs with that move this season. The Raiders?? Operation ReggieMck rolls on…

    >>>

    Umm dude… PFF has Ariz 120 points worse than Jax for last place in talent, and a mid blowing 461 points off of SF.

    If Palmer hoofs off to Ariz, then screw him and the horse he rode on too. They have NOTHING for talent there besides Fitz.

    Minn, Buff, or the Jets are a much better fit.

    ============

    Jets and viking have no receiver near Fitz ability

    problem is, WHO’LL block for CP3 in Arizona – he’d be a pinata – esp. facing Seahawks and Niners four times…

  • RaiderSam

    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    well soft Laker fans

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    What are you talking about, dude.

    Really????

    Yeah, we all drive Jettas and wear skinny jeans.

    Meanwhile, the hardcore W fans let their building get invaded by purple and gold. True grit!

    ===========

    Purple and Gold invaded and GOT PUNKED

  • Demon Raider

    I like Bridgewater’s potential.

  • RaiderSam

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Daniel Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks

    I keep coming back to this same point… Don’t pass on great players to select lesser talent that fills a need #LeviBrown #AdrianPeterson

    ——————————————–

    TRUTH

    ===========

    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

  • J Hill

    .I was 22 down in LA….man I got destroyed!

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    And you obviously haven’t gotten over it.

    Been getting beat upside the head by LA all your life. Need to just accept things for what they are, move down here with your pops, and try to put it back together.

  • rediaR

    The Cards are in a a division with two of the best teams in the league and another team that is competitive. They have one of the hardest roads to the playoffs next year, I don’t think Palmer will be the missing piece that propels them to the playoffs.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    well soft Laker fans

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    What are you talking about, dude.

    Really????

    Yeah, we all drive Jettas and wear skinny jeans.

    Meanwhile, the hardcore W fans let their building get invaded by purple and gold. True grit!
    ***************************

    Alot of LA people live up here man….thats just facts…..takes a real man to stand and be a W’s fan

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ——————

    has nothing to do with what was posted.

  • Gdog

    GForce21 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    GForce21 Says:
    Arizona isn’t going to trade for Palmers 13 million dollar contract when they can just wait for him to be cut and get him for half as much.
    ==================================================No one seems to get that. Let alone throw in draft picks. Even if they got into a bidding war with one or two other teams, they’d probably be the favorite with better prospects and west coast proximity and still get him at 10 million or so.

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    He would probably knock a million off the asking price just to play with Fitzgerald

    >>>

    Good idea. Lets trade Pryor for Fitz. Arizona’s top rated offensive player was Kolb last year. I $hit you not… their offense is that horrible.

  • Scourge

    P-Man, what’s the MUP list?

  • Demon Raider

    Bikes signed Greg Jennings

  • Follow the B@uceman

    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    .I was 22 down in LA….man I got destroyed!

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    And you obviously haven’t gotten over it.

    Been getting beat upside the head by LA all your life. Need to just accept things for what they are, move down here with your pops, and try to put it back together.
    **************************

    Actually I laughed with it….had to be a good sport…you sit in front row at a comedy jam you run rik of being drove to pavement

    HAHA thats a lie…I never got beat upside head by LA…I di the beating thats for sure….”homie”…now c-walk to that

    Move down there for what? Live with my dad? Those days been sailed patna….try again

    Hey your team is the OAKLAND Raiders….I think your head have quite a few lumps on it

  • RaiderSam

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ——————

    has nothing to do with what was posted.

    ==========

    Daniel Jeremiah has little if anything to do with the draft as a GM or as an insider for the Raiders.

    Thus, it answers it completely. You can stay at 3, and draft a bust, or move down to acquire more players to balance a team, THEN take the so called “talent”.

    Quite frankly top talent has eluded the top 10 for years. For every Megatron, there were four or five DaQuan Bowers, Levi Brown’s and Okoye Amobi’s.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    well soft Laker fans

    ———————————————————-

    What are you talking about, dude.

    Really????

    Yeah, we all drive Jettas and wear skinny jeans.

    Meanwhile, the hardcore W fans let their building get invaded by purple and gold. True grit!

    ===========

    Purple and Gold invaded and GOT PUNKED
    **************************

    Laker fans will show up at every arena…many who arent even from LA will dawn that YELLOW and purple….theyve won alot of course the bandwagon is filled…..how invaded do they feel walking that bart ramp right now? lol

  • rediaR
  • J Hill

    takes a real man to stand and be a W’s fan

    —————————————————————————

    I don’t talk about the Ws fans.

    I talk about the TEAM.

    If you really think you dont have some punk arsse, beyotch made cats in Oracle, then you’re delusional.

  • GForce21

    Gdog Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    GForce21 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    GForce21 Says:
    Arizona isn’t going to trade for Palmers 13 million dollar contract when they can just wait for him to be cut and get him for half as much.
    ==================================================No one seems to get that. Let alone throw in draft picks. Even if they got into a bidding war with one or two other teams, they’d probably be the favorite with better prospects and west coast proximity and still get him at 10 million or so.

    ———————-

    He would probably knock a million off the asking price just to play with Fitzgerald

    >>>

    Good idea. Lets trade Pryor for Fitz. Arizona’s top rated offensive player was Kolb last year. I $hit you not… their offense is that horrible.
    ———————

    We don’t have a player on our roster that Arizona would trade Fitz straight up for.

  • ESETERIK78

    921.RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Daniel Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks

    I keep coming back to this same point… Don’t pass on great players to select lesser talent that fills a need #LeviBrown #AdrianPeterson

    ——————————————–

    TRUTH

    ===========

    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ======================

    BAM

  • Follow the B@uceman

    LOL…up here they showing clip of LEE busting Coward’s mouth…hahahaha

  • RaiderSam

    RediaR Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    The Cards are in a a division with two of the best teams in the league and another team that is competitive. They have one of the hardest roads to the playoffs next year, I don’t think Palmer will be the missing piece that propels them to the playoffs.

    =========

    I think Bruce Arians just waits them out. Trading for Palmer would be a mistake, unless he finagled a devastating LT in the later rounds.

    They’ll wait it out, and just take Barkley in round 2.

  • ESETERIK78

    930.RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:37 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ——————

    has nothing to do with what was posted.

    ==========

    Daniel Jeremiah has little if anything to do with the draft as a GM or as an insider for the Raiders.

    Thus, it answers it completely. You can stay at 3, and draft a bust, or move down to acquire more players to balance a team, THEN take the so called “talent”.

    Quite frankly top talent has eluded the top 10 for years. For every Megatron, there were four or five DaQuan Bowers, Levi Brown’s and Okoye Amobi’s.

    ==============

    BAM

    You’re on a roll.

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    J Hill Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    takes a real man to stand and be a W’s fan

    —————————————————————————

    I don’t talk about the Ws fans.

    I talk about the TEAM.

    If you really think you dont have some punk arsse, beyotch made cats in Oracle, then you’re delusional.
    ******************************

    Of course….they wear SF or the the City bullschit….but your arena has more by far

  • Demon Raider

    Vikes*

  • HayesDaze37

    Every QB in the draft this year is considered a “project.”

    Carson Palmer will gladly restructure to his financial benefit. The Cardinals are the only team that needs a Palmer enough right now to make such a move.

    ReggieMck’s leverage is that he can hang on to Palmer until he wants to let him go…especially if he ALREADY has decided to lean Pryor’s (or another youngster’s) way.

    No team…and no Player…wants to be left hanging until June or July for the inevitable cut. They need to make decisions already, and will make realistic moves if they are creative enough.

    Moving back to #7 would still likely allow the Raiders to take one of the top-3 names on their Big Board.

    It would also get the Raiders out of a huge contract (even if they work out a deal to pay some of it). And it would let the Cardinals focus early on their O-Line blackhole, instead of looking to raise a pup QB while Larry Fitzgerald is in his prime.

    Deal Palmer now…or go 100% with him as the #1 QB until beaten-out. Otherwise, hold on to him until it hurts…a lot…for everybody, before cutting him.

  • RaiderSam

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    921.RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Daniel Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks

    I keep coming back to this same point… Don’t pass on great players to select lesser talent that fills a need #LeviBrown #AdrianPeterson

    ——————————————–

    TRUTH

    ===========

    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ======================

    BAM

    ====================

    Thank you. Little wonder why juniors (many are specialized for 3-4, and some coming off injuries) are all over this draft.

    This isnt one of the deepest in many respects. Dont overdraft, period.

  • Gdog

    Jets and viking have no receiver near Fitz ability

    problem is, WHO’LL block for CP3 in Arizona – he’d be a pinata – esp. facing Seahawks and Niners four times…

    >>>

    Their o-line didn’t even have a PFF player in the positives!! Oh yea… Palmer is going to rush over from Veldheer (+22) protecting his blindside to Batiste (-38.7)!!!!

  • J Hill

    Hey your team is the OAKLAND Raiders

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    Yes it is, and was before they moved to LA.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    So wonder who this gay player set to come out is, per PFT.
    ===========================================

    Has to be that beeech guy.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/25/gay-nfl-player-may-come-out-report_n_2952277.html

    And overrated player in Oakland and was a super waste in Philly….Narbonne HS guy

    Can ya guess who?

  • RaiderSam

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    930.RaiderSam Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:37 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Dont take a player expecting to carry a team when there are 8-9 other holes to fill and little cash to sign free agents.

    REALITY

    ——————

    has nothing to do with what was posted.

    ==========

    Daniel Jeremiah has little if anything to do with the draft as a GM or as an insider for the Raiders.

    Thus, it answers it completely. You can stay at 3, and draft a bust, or move down to acquire more players to balance a team, THEN take the so called “talent”.

    Quite frankly top talent has eluded the top 10 for years. For every Megatron, there were four or five DaQuan Bowers, Levi Brown’s and Okoye Amobi’s.

    ==============

    BAM

    You’re on a roll

    =========

    i mean, if trading down doesn’t make sense, why the hell do the Patriots do it every year for a decade?! – how do they come up with Julian Edleman’s and Danny Woodhead’s?

  • Demon Raider

    Trading down is a must

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    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:42 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    So wonder who this gay player set to come out is, per PFT.
    ===========================================

    Has to be that beeech guy.
    **************************************

    LMAO

  • RaiderSam

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/25/gay-nfl-player-may-come-out-report_n_2952277.html

    And overrated player in Oakland and was a super waste in Philly….Narbonne HS guy

    Can ya guess who?

    ===========

    Oh, THAT explains the “soft” coverage and limited run support – got exposed in Philly , big time.