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NFL Rumors: Dolphins After Carson Palmer?

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Miami Dolphins have Carson Palmer at the top of their priorities list. Salguero mentions that the Dolphins prefer Palmer over the other available quarterbacks like Kevin Kolb, Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, Kyle Orton, and Alex Smith.

“Palmer is the player folks in the Dolphins organization would love on a Dolphins jersey,” writes Salguero.  “None of this is my opinion. It’s the opinion of folks within the Miami organization who have done the work. This comes from folks who have watched the films or crunched the numbers or done the evaluations or talked to the men who did.”

Any Carson Palmer trade would require a new CBA agreement to be reached and for Bengals owner Mike Brown to sign off on the idea. So far, Brown has remained steadfast in his attempts to retain Palmer despite his trade request. The good news is that the Bengals have a team that’s willing to part with some amount of value in return for Palmer if they end up changing their mind.

Peter King writes in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that the Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been open about the fact that Palmer isn’t likely to be returning to the Bengals.

“Marvin knows how stubborn Carson is, and he thinks no matter what happens, the guy won’t change his mind,” one club executive told King.