Raiders Rumors: Latest Buzz on Carson Palmer, Rolando McClain and More

The Oakland Raiders are one of the more interesting teams to track as NFL free agency begins.

They have plenty of needs to fill, a number of contracts to address and even an unenviable quarterback situation. In short, this team is a mess.

However, general manager Reggie McKenzie has a chance to right the ship and return the silver and black to prominence by making the correct signings, cuts and draft picks during the offseason.

It’ll be interesting to see what the organization winds up doing, and we have some of the latest rumors here on tap to give fans somewhat of an indication on which direction this franchise is leaning.


Carson Palmer

When the Raiders traded a first- and second-round pick for the former Cincinnati Bengals QB, they never expected him to have such struggles.

On top of those prized assets being shipped to Cincy, ownership agreed to give Palmer a four-year, $43 million contract with $7.5 million guaranteed.

According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the front office is reportedly going to push the signal-caller to take a pay cut, as he is due $13 million for the 2013 campaign.

Considering Palmer’s play on the field has not lived up to that exorbitantly high figure, Florio noted that the Raiders would cut the 33-year-old veteran.

Should Palmer hit free agency after being released, the Arizona Cardinals are just one team alleged to be interested in his services, albeit on a much cheaper deal.

Florio doesn’t believe that’s as likely to happen, noting the organization would try to get some sort of return on its investment via trade, even if it’s nothing more than a token late-round draft selection.


Rolando McClain

Speaking of struggling players, Rolando McClain simply hasn’t exactly lived up to the lofty expect...

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