Carson Palmer acquired by Raiders after refusing to play for Bengals

Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals were in a stalemate with Palmer refusing to play and the Bengals refusing to trade him, until Cincinnati was offered a first round pick in 2012 and second round pick in 2013.

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Carson Palmer answers questions after signing with the Oakland Raiders at the team's NFL football headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday.

The Oakland Raiders acquired disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals for a pair of draft picks, the two National Football League (NFL) teams said on Tuesday.

Palmer, who had demanded a trade out of Cincinnati saying he would retire before suiting up again for the Bengals, made good on his threat and did not report to training camp.

The Bengals had refused to give into Palmer's demand until Tuesday when they were unable to turn down a first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft and a second round pick in 2013.

In place of Palmer, rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has gone 118 of 189 for 1,311 yards and seven touchdowns in his first five NFL games.

"Several factors made us believe that trading Carson to Oakland was the best move for the Bengals at this time," Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement.

"The principal development has been Andy Dalton, who has shown himself to be one of the best and most exciting young quarterbacks in the NFL. We have a good, young football team, and Andy can be the cornerstone of that team for a long time."

The teams confirmed the deal shortly after the NFL's 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) Tuesday trade deadline.

Despite no playing time this season, Palmer is expected to step right into the starting job in Oakland after number one quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a broken collarbone during Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns.

Taken by the Bengals with the first overall selection in the 2003 draft, Palmer spent his entire career in Cincinnati posting a record of 46-51 as starter while passing for 22,694 yards and 154 touchdowns, including a career best 32 in 2005.

The Raiders (4-2), winners of two straight, are in second place in the AFC West division while the Bengals (4-2), winners of three straight, are second in the AFC North.

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