Cardinals Expected to Get Carson Palmer From the Raiders

It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are getting quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. 

The final decision hasn't been made, but an anonymous source told USA Today that the trade is being worked out, and after the Cardinals released John Skelton, it seems like a sure thing.

The source also said that the teams were discussing as part of the deal a swap of late-round picks in 2013, and a day three draft selection for the Raiders. 

The new deal is believed to be worth $8 million to Palmer, with incentives that could allow him to make more. 

The Raiders started Monday by obtaining Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks. Oakland had previously offered Palmer a pay cut from $13 million to $10 million to stick it out, but Palmer refused. 

Palmer, 33, is 6-foot-5 and threw for more than 4,000 yards last year, with 22 touchdown passes. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals and left for the Raiders midway through the 2011 season.

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