Carson Palmer is a candidate to be released if he doesn’t reduce his salary

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSportsline.com, Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer could become a cap casualty if he chooses not to renegotiate his current contract.

Carson signed a six year contract extension through the 2014 season while he was with the Bengals in 2005.

In addition to the three years remaining on his existing deal, the value of the extension was worth $118.75 million over nine years.

The Raiders inherited the deal when they traded for Palmer in 2011, but Palmer has been average at best and Coach Dennis Allen stated it will be an open quarterback competition with Terrelle Pryor in 2013.

However, that’s if Palmer agrees to take a pay cut, or he could choose to be released to find another team to join.

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