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Monday, October 17, 2011
Many moving parts in Raiders' QB search

By Bill Williamson

There has been a lot of movement in Oakland since the Raiders’ starting quarterback Jason Campbell broke his collarbone in the second quarter of a win against the Browns on Sunday. Campbell is expected to be out for the season.

The Raiders are aggressively considering other options.

They have reportedly tried to trade for Carson Palmer, but the Bengals don’t want to trade him. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Raiders have already contacted free agents David Garrard (a likely top option) and Josh McCown. I’m sure there will be move movement in the next 24 hours or so.

Schefter reports, right now, the plan may be to use backup Kyle Boller, who finished the win Sunday, as the starter. However, I would not be shocked if the talks with Garrard heat up.

This story is very much a fluid situation and could change at any moment.