Bengals will not “reward” Carson Palmer

By Marc A. Greenberg

File this one under the: At least we aren’t the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals owner Mike Brown is refusing to release, trade or negotiate with disgruntled QB Carson Palmer, who has expressed his desire to never again play for the team.

“I’m not expecting [Carson Palmer] to be back. Carson signed a contract, he made a commitment. He gave us his word. We relied on his word and his commitment. We expected him to perform here. If he is going to walk away from his commitment we aren’t going to reward him for doing it,” Brown said via the Cincinnati Enquirer when asked about a possible trade.


With an $11.5 million price tag, it seems absurd that the Bengals would sit by and do nothing.  For his part, Palmer has publicly said he would retire before playing for the Bengals again.

The New York Jets and the Bengals play each other in the preseason, August 21.