Cincinnati Bengals Trade Carson Palmer to Oakland Raiders

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Roger Goodell should give the Cincinnati Bengals a call.  They just got away with highway robbery.

Sitting at 4-2 with a legitimate chance of winning the AFC West this season, the Oakland Raiders lost starting quarterback Jason Campbell for the season and went into panic mode. After pondering Philadelphia’s Vince Young and Denver’s Kyle Orton, the Raiders decided on Carson Palmer.

In order to acquire Palmer, who has been holding out all season, the Raiders are sending their 1st round selection in 2012 and a conditional 1st or 2nd round selection in 2013 to the Bengals, reports ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.

When the Raiders selected quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft, they surrendered a third round selection, before trading a seventh rounder to Seattle for linebacker Aaron Curry.  Last year, Oakland used their fourth round selection to trade for Campbell and traded their second round selection to the New England Patriots on draft day.

The Raiders are now left with fifth and sixth round selections in next year’s draft.  Unless Palmer, a nine-year veteran, takes the Raiders to the playoffs and beyond, this trade hardly seems logical for the Raiders.

In Broncos’ news, Denver signed Atlanta Falcon‘s practice squad safety Rafael Bush on Monday.  Bush will provide depth to a Broncos secondary that was missing Brian Dawkins at practice Monday due to a neck injury.