The Cincy Enquirer reports today that despite it now being Andy Dalton’s team, there’s no trade in the works for QB Carson Palmer, who remains in limbo working out while games are being played.
With the NFL’s trade deadline fast approaching, Mike Brown reiterated on Thursday that there are no plans to trade Carson Palmer before Tuesday’s deadline. “I don’t have anything more to say on that. I’ve had my say on that and it remains all there is to say,” Brown said. When it comes to any trades being made by the Bengals, Brown, who agreed to sit down with The Enquirer and Bengals.com to discuss a range of issues, said it was not likely and that there were none being processed or discussed. The next opportunity to trade Palmer would not occur until the beginning of the new league year, which is likely to start on March 2. Brown said that is not his focus, saying “It would be an option to trade any player but we have not looked that far ahead.” On Wednesday, Gil Brandt of NFL.com brought up a scenario where Palmer could be traded to Seattle for WR Doug Baldwin and a conditional draft pick. Miami continues to be raised as a possibility, but at 0-4 they are one of the contenders in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes.