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Monday, January 24, 2011
Bengals owner: 'Not trading Carson' Palmer

By James Walker

Well, this is getting interesting.

One day after ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer requested a trade, the team's website quotes owner Mike Brown as saying "We are not trading Carson." Brown confirmed that Palmer asked to be traded last week.

So there is the first line in the sand between Bengals ownership and their franchise player. Without a doubt this will be one of the most fascinating stories to watch unfold this offseason. Palmer reportedly threatened to retire if Cincinnati doesn't trade him.

Palmer joins a long list of players who grew unhappy with the constant losing in Cincinnati. That list included Corey Dillon, Takeo Spikes and most recently Chad Ochocinco, who all requested to be traded or released with mixed results.

How will this Palmer saga end? Stay tuned.