Carson Palmer is listed on the Raiders

Carson Palmer is listed on the Raiders
Carson Palmer went to bed retired football player resigned to the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals will never give their consent to be sold.

He woke up in a text message Tuesday morning, told him to fly to Auckland to complete the trade with the Raiders, who are counting on Palmer to replace the injured Jason Campbell and lead the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

"It was a whirlwind," said Palmer. "I understand what is expected of me. I know that going back to play, and it's about winning. I want to come in and contribute to do everything I can to help this team."

Raiders hope that he can do a lot by selling the first round in 2012 and a conditional second wagon in 2013, which would be another first, if it makes Auckland AFC title game in any of the following two years.

Coach Hue Jackson Palmer thinks is perfect, having a job and coached him in Southern California and was an assistant at Cincinnati with Palmer.

Jackson said Palmer, a strong arm and athleticism that at the end of Raiders owner Al Davis has always wanted a lawyer.

"This guy can play, and he knows how to play the game, and he knows how to lift the players around him," Jackson said.

"There's no doubt you're going on offense as well as your back is. I think he's one of the best and that is why he is on this football team right now. I did not bring him here because he was just a guy sitting there. I have brought it here because I think he can help this team win a championship. "

Bengals was adamant about not trading Palmer, who wanted to deal with a team that has only two winning records in the last 20 years.

Owner Mike Brown has repeatedly insisted that he would not consider a request to trade Palmer because he did not want to reward him for holding out. He changed his mind after receiving an offer from the big raiders.

Brown said freshman defender game Andy Dalton easier to trade Palmer.

"We find ourselves, and suddenly in the position of being able to get real value for Carson, which can significantly improve our team, which works well and shows real promise for this year and subsequent years," he said in a statement.

"When this opportunity came, we felt that we could not miss it and want to move forward on the football team if we could."

Raiders (4-2) was in desperate need of defense after Campbell broke his collarbone during a victory over the Browns on Sunday.

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Campbell had surgery on Monday and had to miss at least six weeks, bringing the Raiders with Kyle Boller only and Terrelle Pryor on the roster.

Jackson mantra all season has been "The time has come," and he backed that up, dealing for Palmer.

Raiders also revised contract Palmer, giving him $ 2.5 million guaranteed deal before the end of this season, $ 12.5 million to $ 5 million guaranteed in 2012, $ 13 million in 2013 and $ 15 million in 2014 .

Palmer has worked in Southern California, trying to stay in shape, and throwing at former teammate TJ Houshmandzadeh and high school players.

He said he hoped the work will pay off one more chance in the NFL, but he did not know.

"There was several times that the team was coming Bengals, and it did not work, so it was a very difficult time," says Palmer.

"I do not know what was going to happen. I do not know what was around the next turn, next week, next month. So there was much confusion, and I do not know what will happen next."

Palmer said it will take some time to learn the offense, to build chemistry with his receivers and get back in football shape. Oakland hosts Kansas City on Sunday, but Jackson will not say that Palmer would start.

Although Palmer has not played or practiced since last season, he has a history with Jackson, who was his offensive coordinator for two years at the University of Southern California wide receivers coach for three seasons in Cincinnati.

Jackson was with the Bengals, when Palmer had his best season in 2005, when he threw for 3836 yards with 32 touchdown passes and 101.1 rating while leading the team title AFC North. Palmer tore his left knee during a playoff loss to Pittsburgh in the season.

He came back and had two solid seasons to a partial rupture of ligaments and tendons in the elbow of his death during the 2008 season.

He was not an elite defender, because, despite the return to the playoffs in 2009. Palmer said he is completely healthy now.

Over the past two years, Palmer completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 7064 yards, 47 touchdowns, 33 interceptions and a passer rating of 82.9 while sending 14-18 record.

These figures are comparable with what Campbell has done since the beginning of the 2009 season.

But the Raiders were not ready to trust their playoff chances with Boller, who has not started a game since 2009 and lost his previous 10 starts in October 2007, and Pryor, a project that will take time before he could be back the NFL.

This is the second deal the raiders made after the death of Davis. They were engaged last week, the former number four overall pick in 2009, linebacker Aaron Curry of Seattle.

Raiders may trade only with picks in the fifth and sixth rounds in the draft next year. They traded their second-purpose project in the month of April in New England takes the offensive lineman Joe project Barksdale and running back Taiwan Jones.

They used their third-rounder to take Pryor in an additional project in August. They traded their fourth-rounder in 2010 to get Campbell and seventh rounder for Curry.

"I know many people think that we have mortgaged the future of the organization," Jackson said. "I do not see it that way. I mean, I do not think you ever mortgage the future of the organization, when you put a real-time great franchise defender in your team."

Oakland, expecting to receive compensation takes the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha, Zack Miller, Robert Gallery, Thomas Howard and Bruce Gradkowski in free agency.

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