Sources: Carson Palmer May Prefer Backup Role on Winning Team

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Sources: Carson Palmer May Prefer Backup Role on Winning Team
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When the Oakland Raiders asked Carson Palmer to take a $3 million pay cut earlier this month, his decision seemed like a no-brainer. By proposing that the 33-year-old quarterback take a relatively modest reduction from his $13 million base salary, rather than a drastic cut, the Raiders were essentially affirming their faith in Palmer's abilities.

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